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Measuring Farm Labor : Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)

This study examines recall bias in farm labor by conducting a randomized survey experiment in Ghana. Hours of farm labor obtained from a recall survey conducted at the end of the season are compared with data collected weekly throughout the season. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8717 JAN 23, 2019

Gaddis,Isis; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Women's ownership, use, and control over property matter for their well-being and agency and can influence outcomes for the second generation -- women's daughters and sons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8573 AUG 30, 2018

Gaddis,Isis; Lahoti,Rahul Suresh; Li,Wenjie Disclosed

The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector (English)

This study analyzes gender differences in labor productivity in the formal private sector, using data from 128 mostly developing economies. The results reveal a sizable unconditional gap, with labor productivity being approximately 11 percent lower among female- than male-managed firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8445 MAY 16, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Gaddis,Isis; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Poverty in a rising Africa : La pauvreté dans une Afrique en essor (French)

This report is the first of a two-part volume on poverty in Africa. This study documents the data challenges and revisits the core broad facts about poverty in Africa; the second report will explore ways to accelerate its reduction. ... See More +

Publication 103948 JAN 01, 2017

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis English Disclosed

CPI bias and its implications for poverty reduction in Africa (English)

International poverty estimates for countries in Africa commonly rely on national consumer price indexes to adjust trends in nominal consumption over time for changes in the cost of living. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7907 DEC 06, 2016

Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis; Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet Disclosed

CPI bias and its implications for poverty reduction in Africa (English)

International poverty estimates for countries in Africa commonly rely on national consumer price indexes (CPI) to adjust trends in nominal consumption over time for changes in the cost of living. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125634 DEC 01, 2016

Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis; Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet Disclosed

Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)

According to World Bank estimates from household surveys, the share of people in Africa living on less than $1.90 a day fell from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 105630 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Progress in non-monetary well-being in Africa, but large challenges remain (English)

Poverty reduction is not just a matter of improving incomes. Other dimensions that people value, and that cannot be measured by looking at income, include the ability to read and write, the ability to live long and healthy lives, two focus areas of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to be free from violence and to be free to decide. ... See More +

Brief 105631 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

The different dimensions of inequality in Africa (English)

Of the 10 most unequal countries in the world today, 7 are in Africa. Excluding these countries (five of which have populations of less than 5 million and most of which are in Southern Africa) and controlling for country-level income, Africa has consumption inequality levels comparable to developing countries in other parts of the world. ... See More +

Brief 105632 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaense, Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)

Measuring poverty requires adjusting nominal consumption (or income) into a real value of consumption, across geographic areas and over time. To this end, data on consumer prices are used to construct a price index. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7652 APR 26, 2016

Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Poverty in a rising Africa (English)

This report is the first of a two-part volume on poverty in Africa. This study documents the data challenges and revisits the core broad facts about poverty in Africa; the second report will explore ways to accelerate its reduction. ... See More +

Publication 103948 JAN 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis French Disclosed

Poverty in a rising Africa : overview (English)

Poverty in a Rising Africa discusses the data challenges faced when measuring poverty and inequality in Africa. The report also systematically reviews the measures of poverty and inequality in both monetary and nonmonetary dimensions. ... See More +

Working Paper 100260 OCT 01, 2015

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazil's trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke Disclosed

Tanzania - Let's think together (English)

This booklet consists of 50 pieces that have been published to date and offers a handy and convenient reference on some of the most important issues that are shaping or that will shape Tanzania's economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 79165 JUN 01, 2013

Morisset, Jacques; Wane, Waly; Gaddis, Isis; Nabeta, Loy Swahili Disclosed

Tanzania - Let's think together : Tanzania - Hebu tutafakari pamoja (Swahili)

This booklet consists of 50 pieces that have been published to date and offers a handy and convenient reference on some of the most important issues that are shaping or that will shape Tanzania's economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 79165 JUN 01, 2013

Morisset, Jacques; Wane, Waly; Gaddis, Isis; Nabeta, Loy English Disclosed

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Measuring Farm Labor : Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 WPS8717 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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AUG 30, 2018 WPS8573 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector (English)
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MAY 16, 2018 WPS8445 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty in a rising Africa : La pauvreté dans une Afrique en essor (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 103948 Publication English
CPI bias and its implications for poverty reduction in Africa (English)
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DEC 06, 2016 WPS7907 Policy Research Working Paper
CPI bias and its implications for poverty reduction in Africa (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 125634 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105630 Brief
Progress in non-monetary well-being in Africa, but large challenges remain (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105631 Brief
The different dimensions of inequality in Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105632 Brief
Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7652 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty in a rising Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103948 Publication French
Poverty in a rising Africa : overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100260 Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Let's think together (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79165 Working Paper Swahili
Tanzania - Let's think together : Tanzania - Hebu tutafakari pamoja (Swahili)
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JUN 01, 2013 79165 Working Paper English