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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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolivia - Igualdad de oportunidades para los niños y jóvenes de Bolivia (Spanish)

This report on the Human Opportunities Index (HOI) in Bolivia develops a measure of equal opportunity for children and youth, based on a human rights approach, including measures not only for average coverage as for inequality in access to opportunities, and considering indicators that have not been systematically included in previous studies. ... See More +

Working Paper 74420 AUG 01, 2012

Romero Londoño, Olga Lucía; Rodríguez, Ilychss; Loayza, Julio Ricardo; Winkler, Hernan; Vidal, Cecilia; Landa, Fernando; Velasco, Julio; Pardo, Roland; Palma, Gabriel; Rodríguez, Samuel Freije

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