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The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)

In addition to its impact on economic growth and macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy affects the distribution of income across households and individuals through the use of taxes and expenditures. ... See More +

Publication 119229 AUG 24, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Lustig,Nora-451471; Younger,Stephen D.; Khachatryan,Artsvi; Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu; Kahsay,Tassew Woldehanna; Cancho,Cesar A.; Bondarenko,Elena; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Afkar,Rythia; Alam,Shamma Adeeb; Serajuddin,Umar; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Matytsin,Mikhail; Popova,Daria; Maboshe,Mashekwa; Purfield,Catriona Mary; Woolard,Ingrid Denise; Arunatilake,Nisha Kanthimathie Disclosed

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Pro-growth equity : a policy framework for the twin goals (English)

Growth is an important channel for poverty reduction. Policies to make growth more "inclusive" have permeated the development debate and "pro-poor growth" has been the subject of a wide range of papers in the literature, including issues related to measurement, modeling, and policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7897 NOV 23, 2016

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Understanding the dynamics of labor income inequality in Latin America (English)

Since the early 2000s, after a long period of wide and persistent gaps, Latin America has experienced a steady decline in income inequality. This paper presents evidence of a trend reversal in labor income inequality, which is considered the main factor behind such a decline in income inequality across the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7795 AUG 15, 2016

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lustig,Nora; Valderrama,Daniel Disclosed

Declining wages for college-educated workers in Mexico : are younger or older cohorts hurt the most ? (English)

Wage inequality has declined in Mexico since 2000. Using data from Mexican labor surveys for the period between 2000 and 2014, this paper investigates whether the decline was driven by wages declining more sharply for younger or older workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7546 JAN 27, 2016

Campos-Vazquez,Raymundo M.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lustig,Nora Disclosed

Shared prosperity : paving the way in Europe and Central Asia : На пути к всеобщему процветанию в Европе и Центральной Азии (Russian)

The World Bank has recently defined two strategic goals: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Shared prosperity is measured as income growth among the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution in the population. ... See More +

Publication 86944 JAN 01, 2016

Bussolo,Maurizio; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina Disclosed

Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment : La volatilidad y la desigualdad como restricciones para la prosperidad compartida : informe de equidad en Paraguay (Spanish)

This report explores the factors associated with the improvements observed in welfare and inequality and investigates the challenges to sustainability, given the historical structural problems of Paraguay in maintaining growth and improving social indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 99367 JAN 01, 2015

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lugo,Maria Ana English Disclosed

Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment (English)

This report explores the factors associated with the improvements observed in welfare and inequality and investigates the challenges to sustainability, given the historical structural problems of Paraguay in maintaining growth and improving social indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 99367 JAN 01, 2015

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lugo,Maria Ana Disclosed

Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment (English)

Isolated by nature, and recovering from a period of historically low growth during the eighties and nineties, Paraguay faced many economic and social challenges at the beginning of the twenty first century. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9297 JUN 01, 2014

Garriga, Santiago; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Lugo, Maria Ana; Giopp, Alejandro Medina; Muller, Miriam; Sousa, Liliana D. Disclosed

Income inequality and violent crime : evidence from Mexico's drug war (English)

The relationship between income inequality and crime has attracted the interest of many researchers, but little convincing evidence exists on the causal effect of inequality on crime in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6935 JUN 01, 2014

Enamorado, Ted; Lopez-Calva , Luis-Felipe; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Winkler, Hernan Disclosed

Shared prosperity : paving the way in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The World Bank has recently defined two strategic goals: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Shared prosperity is measured as income growth among the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution in the population. ... See More +

Publication 86944 APR 08, 2014

Bussolo,Maurizio; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Russian Disclosed

When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic : Sintesis (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 85760 JAN 01, 2014

Baez, Javier E.; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Castaneda, Andres; Sharman, Ali Disclosed

When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 85760 JAN 01, 2014

Baez, Javier E.; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Castaneda, Andres; Sharman, Ali Spanish Disclosed

When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Informe principal (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 85760 JAN 01, 2014

Baez, Javier E.; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Castaneda, Andres; Sharman, Ali English Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Demombynes,Gabriel; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Mulligan,Mary Anne; Narayan,Ambar; Newman, John; Olinto,Pedro; Reva,Anna; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Tiwari,Sailesh French, English Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Demombynes,Gabriel; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Mulligan,Mary Anne; Narayan,Ambar; Newman, John; Olinto,Pedro; Reva,Anna; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Tiwari,Sailesh Spanish, French Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Demombynes,Gabriel; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Mulligan,Mary Anne; Narayan,Ambar; Newman, John; Olinto,Pedro; Reva,Anna; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Tiwari,Sailesh Spanish, English Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The challenge of high inequality in China; Inequality and unrest in Brazil: a conversation with Ricardo Paes de Barros. ... See More +

Newsletter 82522 AUG 01, 2013

Sicular, Terry; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne French, English Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The challenge of high inequality in China; Inequality and unrest in Brazil: a conversation with Ricardo Paes de Barros. ... See More +

Newsletter 82522 AUG 01, 2013

Sicular, Terry; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne Spanish, English Disclosed

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The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 119229 Publication
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
Pro-growth equity : a policy framework for the twin goals (English)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7897 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the dynamics of labor income inequality in Latin America (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7795 Policy Research Working Paper
Declining wages for college-educated workers in Mexico : are younger or older cohorts hurt the most ? (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 WPS7546 Policy Research Working Paper
Shared prosperity : paving the way in Europe and Central Asia : На пути к всеобщему процветанию в Европе и Центральной Азии (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2016 86944 Publication
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment : La volatilidad y la desigualdad como restricciones para la prosperidad compartida : informe de equidad en Paraguay (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 99367 Working Paper English
Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99367 Working Paper
Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 ACS9297 Working Paper
Income inequality and violent crime : evidence from Mexico's drug war (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6935 Policy Research Working Paper
Shared prosperity : paving the way in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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APR 08, 2014 86944 Publication Russian
When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic : Sintesis (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 85760 Working Paper
When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85760 Working Paper Spanish
When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Informe principal (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 85760 Working Paper English
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter French, English
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, English
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2013 82522 Newsletter French, English
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (French)
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AUG 01, 2013 82522 Newsletter Spanish, English