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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

Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (English)

Fast growth in Rwanda since the turn of the century has been accompanied by solid poverty reduction. Between 2000 and 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at eight percent per year, resulting in a 170 percent increase in real GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 96504 JUN 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Handjiski,Borko; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Blankespoor,Brian; Ishihara,Yoichiro; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Rent imputation for welfare measurement : a review of methodologies and empirical findings (English)

As well acknowledged in the literature, housing is often the dominant consumption good for most households. As such, it should be included in a comprehensive welfare aggregate to measure people's living standards accurately. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7103 NOV 01, 2014

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Ceriani, Lidia; Olivieri, Sergio; Ranzani, Marco Disclosed

Making work pay in Nicaragua : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)

The objective of this report is to provide some policy guidelines for the fight against poverty. In particular, it hopes to be able to identify the growing sectors, as well as the constraints faced by the poor in benefiting from this growth. ... See More +

Publication 44647 JUN 16, 2008

Gutierrez, Catalina; Paci, Pierella; Ranzani, Marco Disclosed