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The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa (English)

This paper uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7194 FEB 01, 2015

Inchauste, Gabriela; Lustig, Nora; Maboshe, Mashekwa; Purfield, Catriona; Woolard, Ingrid

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

Decomposing the recent inequality decline in Latin America (English)

Over the past decade, 12 of 14 Latin American countries have experienced a reduction in inequality. Based on a series of counterfactual simulations, the observed changes in inequality are decomposed in order to identify the main determinants of inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6715 DEC 01, 2013

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Inchauste, Gabriela; Sanfelice, Viviane

Is labor income responsible for poverty reduction ? a decomposition approach (English)

Demographics, labor income, public transfers, or remittances: Which factor contributes the most to observed reductions in poverty? Using counterfactual simulations, this paper accounts for the contribution labor income has made to the observed changes in poverty over the past decade for a set of 16 countries that have experienced substantial declines in poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6414 APR 01, 2013

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Inchauste, Gabriela; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan

When job earnings are behind poverty reduction (English)

Improvement in labor market conditions has been the main explanation behind many of the poverty success stories observed in the last decade, that is the primary conclusion of an analysis of changes in poverty by income source. ... See More +

Brief 73663 NOV 01, 2012

Inchauste, Gabriela; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan

What is behind the decline in poverty since 2000 ? evidence from Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand (English)

This paper quantifies the contributions of different factors to poverty reduction observed in Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand over the last decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6199 SEP 01, 2012

Comboni, Maria Gabriela Inchauste; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan

Decomposing distributional changes in Pakistan (English)

This paper quantifies the contributions to distributional changes observed in Pakistan over the last decade. In contrast to methods that focus on aggregate summary statistics, the method adopted in this paper generates entire counterfactual distributions to account for the contributions of demographics, labor and non-labor incomes in explaining poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86248 JUL 01, 2012

Inchauste, Gabriela; Winkler, Hernan

Capabilities, opportunities and participation : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are undergoing a profound transformation. From Bahrain to Yemen, from Tunisia to Egypt, popular movements are calling for political change and a more inclusive development path that will provide ordinary citizens with greater voice, social and economic freedom, and government accountability. ... See More +

Brief 66106 SEP 01, 2011

Vishwanath, Tara; Nguyen, Nga; Do, Quy-Toan; Walker, Thomas; Comboni, Gabriela Inchauste; Krishnan, Nandini