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António S. Cruz, Francisco Fernandes, Fausto J. Mafambissa, Francisco Pereira - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– Reflections on investment surges and new gas
Alan R. Roe - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– The case of Ghana
Charles Ackah, Asaah S. Mohammed - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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Nkechi Owoo, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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Ernest Aryeetey, Ishmael Ackah - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– Economic diversification in Africa
John Page - Oxford University Press, 2020

– Rose’s Summer School experience
Eugenie Rose Fontep - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In developing countries in general, and Cameroon in particular, young people struggle to get the quality of education needed for upward social mobility. I started studying intergenerational mobility in the labour market in Cameroon during my Masters studies, and moved my focus area to Sierra...

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– Evidence from Chittagon Hill tracts of Bangladesh
Muhammad Badiuzzaman, Syed Mansoob Murshed, Matthias Rieger - The Journal of Development Studies, 2020

We evaluate a development programme with an important maternal health care component in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The region and its mostly indigenous people experienced violent conflict in the past and face a constant risk of recurring conflict. Given this fragile setting,...

John Rand, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2020 - Oxford, United Kingdom

This book is not yet published, expected in February 2020. When published this book will be available open access. Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of...

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– Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
John Page, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2020

For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. Countries dependent on oil, gas, and mining have tended to have weaker long-run growth, higher rates of poverty, and greater income...

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– Measurement (and downward mobility) pitfalls
Vegard Iversen - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Limited attention has been paid to how well social mobility measures debated and used to study industrial countries perform in analysis of low-income settings. Following brief, selective reviews of the axiomatic and econometric literatures, three mobility concepts illustrate how properties...

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Patricia Funjika, Rachel M. Gisselquist - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The relationship between social mobility and inequality is well studied in the literature, but far greater attention has been paid to ‘vertical’ than to ‘horizontal’ inequality. This paper focuses on mobility and horizontal inequality between ethnic, racial, and...

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– Evidence from changes in the occupational structure of employment in the USA and Mexico
Guido Matias Cortes, Diego M. Morris - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The decline of employment in middle-wage, routine task intensive jobs has been well documented for the USA. Increased offshoring towards lower-income countries such as Mexico has been proposed as a potential driver of this decline. Our analysis provides a unique and new approach to address the...

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– Resource rents, fiscal capacity, and political institutions in developing economies
Tania Masi, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

States’ fiscal capacity plays a pivotal role in developing economies, but it is less clear what its determinants are or what explains cross-country differences. We focus on the impact of natural resources. Standard arguments suggest that natural resources rents may reduce incentives to...

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– New evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Michael Danquah, Alfred Barimah, Williams Ohemeng - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to post one of the highest gender gaps in educational outcomes in the world. Gender gaps in educational outcomes might be attributed to an uneven allocation of household resources towards the schooling of boys and girls. In this paper, we interrogate this issue...

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– Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil
Henrique Z. Motte, Rodrigo C. Oliveira - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Can students’ rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement? We aim to answer this question using a discontinuity generated by a rule for the distribution of students between classes at a prestigious Brazilian university. The rule means that in...

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