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When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)

This paper advances the hypothesis that Nigeria is going through a process of economic polarization. The notion of polarization is concerned with the disappearance or non-consolidation of the middle lass, which occurs when there is a tendency to concentrate in the tails, rather than the middle, of the income or consumption distribution. ... See More +

Journal Article 123245 DEC 01, 2017

Clementi,F.; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Molini,Vasco; Schettino F. Disclosed

Heterogeneous returns to income diversification : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper investigates the impact of income diversification on farming households' welfare in Nigeria on two rounds of the Nigeria General Household Survey-Panel, namely the 2010/2011 and 2012/2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7894 NOV 21, 2016

Bertoni,Eleonora; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Molini,Vasco; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni Disclosed

Heterogeneous returns to income diversification : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper investigates the impact of income diversification on farming households’ welfare in Nigeria on two rounds of Nigeria general household survey-panel, namely 2010-2011 and 2012-2013. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125595 NOV 01, 2016

Bertoni,Eleonora; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Molini,Vasco; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7758 JUL 20, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

Should I stay or should I go ? internal migration and household welfare in Ghana (English)

This papers investigates to what extent internal migration contributes to improving households' welfare in Ghana. Using the most recent and nationally representative household survey (Ghana Living Standards Survey 2012/13), the estimates indicate that on average migration increases consumption significantly, and the effect is driven by households migrating from inland regions to the coastal areas of the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7752 JUL 20, 2016

Molini,Vasco; Pavelesku,Dan; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7758 JUL 20, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125511 JUL 01, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

Should I stay or should I go? : internal migration and household welfare in Ghana (English)

This papers investigates to what extent internal migration contributes to improving households' welfare in Ghana. Using the most recent and nationally representative household survey (Ghana Living Standards Survey 2012/13), the estimates indicate that on average migration increases consumption significantly, and the effect is driven by households migrating from inland regions to the coastal areas of the country. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125665 JUL 01, 2016

Molini,Vasco; Pavelesku,Dan; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Poverty work program : poverty reduction in Nigeria in the last decade (English)

The report consists of four chapters. Chapter one profiles the trends in growth, household consumption, and poverty rates at the national level between 2004 and 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS19141 JUN 24, 2016

Molini,Vasco Disclosed

Socioeconomic impact of Ebola using mobile phone survey in Guinea (English)

The Ebola pandemic has been one of the most virulent pandemics in modern times. By the end of 2015, the epidemic had cost the lives of more than 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, including more than 500 frontline health care workers. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18659 MAY 01, 2016

Batana,Yele Maweki Disclosed

Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)

Modifying the national poverty line to the context of observed consumption patterns of the poor is becoming popular. A context-specific poverty line would be more consistent with preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7247 APR 23, 2015

van den Boom,Bart; Halsema,Alex; Molini,Vasco Disclosed

Are we confusing poverty with preferences? (English)

Modifying the national poverty line to the context of observed consumption patterns of the poor is becoming popular. A context-specific poverty line would be more consistent with preferences. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125543 APR 01, 2015

Boom,Bart van den; Halsema,Alex; Molini,Vasco Disclosed

No condition is permanent : middle class in Nigeria in the last decade (English)

The economic debate on existence and definition of the middle class has become particularly lively in many developing countries. Despite this growing interest, the identification of the middle class group in these countries remains quite challenging. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7214 MAR 16, 2015

Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Molini,Vasco; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni Disclosed

No condition is permanent : middle class in Nigeria in the last decade (English)

The economic debate on existence and definition of the middle class has become particularly lively in many developing countries. Despite this growing interest, the identification of the middle class group in these countries remains quite challenging. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125537 MAR 01, 2015

Corral,Paul; Molini,Vasco; Oseni,Gbemisola Disclosed

Poverty reduction in Ghana : progress and challenges (English)

This report consists of four chapters. Chapter one profiles the trends in household consumption and poverty rates, and in the characteristics of the poor observed between 1991 and 2012. ... See More +

Publication 101230 JAN 01, 2015

Molini,Vasco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)

This study estimates marginal increase in malnutrition for children ages 1-3 years from exposure to an extreme shock in the West African Sahel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7171 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco Disclosed

Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)

Although resilience has become a popular concept in studies of poverty and vulnerability, it has been difficult to obtain a credible measure of resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7170 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco Disclosed

Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)

This study estimates marginal increase in malnutrition for children ages 1—3 years from exposure to an extreme shock in the West African Sahel. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125529 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani,Federica; Fisker,Peter Simonsen; Molini,Vasco; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Can we measure resilience? : a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)

Although resilience has become a popular concept in studies of poverty and vulnerability, it has been difficult to obtain a credible measure of resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125528 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani,Federica; Fisker,Peter Simonsen; Molini,Vasco; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Mozambique then and now : an atlas of socio-economic statistics - 1997-2007 : Moçambique Outrora e Agora : Um Atlas de Estatísticas Socioeconómicas 1997–2007 (Portuguese)

It is well known that Mozambique is characterized by wide variations in socio-economic indicators across provinces. According to available statistics, such differences have decreased in recent years. ... See More +

Working Paper 87733 DEC 01, 2012

Adriano, Antonio; Chipembe,Cassiano Soda; Covele,Paulo Alberto; Molini,Vasco; Nieves,Andrea Heloise; Nucifora,Antonio; Pave Sohnesen,Thomas English Disclosed

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When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123245 Journal Article
Heterogeneous returns to income diversification : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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NOV 21, 2016 WPS7894 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous returns to income diversification : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 125595 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7758 Policy Research Working Paper
Should I stay or should I go ? internal migration and household welfare in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7752 Policy Research Working Paper
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7758 Policy Research Working Paper
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 125511 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Should I stay or should I go? : internal migration and household welfare in Ghana (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 125665 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty work program : poverty reduction in Nigeria in the last decade (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 ACS19141 Working Paper
Socioeconomic impact of Ebola using mobile phone survey in Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 ACS18659 Working Paper
Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
Are we confusing poverty with preferences? (English)
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APR 01, 2015 125543 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
No condition is permanent : middle class in Nigeria in the last decade (English)
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MAR 16, 2015 WPS7214 Policy Research Working Paper
No condition is permanent : middle class in Nigeria in the last decade (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 125537 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction in Ghana : progress and challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101230 Publication
Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7171 Policy Research Working Paper
Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7170 Policy Research Working Paper
Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 125529 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Can we measure resilience? : a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 125528 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mozambique then and now : an atlas of socio-economic statistics - 1997-2007 : Moçambique Outrora e Agora : Um Atlas de Estatísticas Socioeconómicas 1997–2007 (Portuguese)
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DEC 01, 2012 87733 Working Paper English