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Inequality, Poverty and the Intra-Household Allocation of Consumption in Senegal (English)

Intra-household inequalities have long been a source of concern for policy design, but there is very little evidence. The current practice of ignoring inequality within households could lead to an underestimation of both overall inequality and poverty levels, as well as to the misclassification of some individuals as regards to their poverty status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9121 JAN 23, 2020

De Vreyer,Philippe H.; Lambert,Sylvie Disclosed

Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal (English)

Divorce and widowhood succeeded by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women's well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8230 OCT 30, 2017

Lambert,Sylvie; Van De Walle,Dominique; Villar,Paola Disclosed

Is it what you inherited or what you learnt ? Intergenerational linkage and interpersonal inequality in Senegal (English)

Institutional features of the African setting -- large extended families and imperfect credit and land markets -- matter to the equity and efficiency roles played by intergenerational linkages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5658 MAY 01, 2011

Lambert, Sylvie; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed

A micro-decomposition analysis of the macroeconomic determinants of human development (English)

This paper shows how differences in aggregate human development outcomes over time and space can be additively decomposed into a pure economic-growth component, a component attributed to differences in the distribution of income, and components attributed to "non-income" factors and differences in the model linking outcomes to income or non-income characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4358 SEP 01, 2007

Lambert, Sylvie; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed