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Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria (English)

It is known that Muslim women in Nigeria have significantly worse nutritional status than their Christian counterparts. The paper first shows that this difference is explained by covariates including geographic location, ethnicity, household wealth, and women’s education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8549 AUG 13, 2018

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa (English)

Marital shocks are exceedingly common for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper investigates whether women who have suffered a marital rupture experience lower welfare levels relative to married women in their first union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8306 JAN 17, 2018

Van De Walle,Dominique; Djuikom,Marie Albertine 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

Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa (English)

Antipoverty policies in developing countries often assume that targeting poor households will be reasonably effective in reaching poor individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8001 MAR 09, 2017

Brown,Caitlin Susan; Ravallion,Martin; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Long-term Gains from Electrification in Rural India (English)

The authors know surprisingly little about the long-run impacts of household electrification. This paper studies the impacts on consumption in rural India over a seventeen-year period, allowing for both internal and external (villagelevel) effects. ... See More +

Journal Article 140526 JAN 01, 2017

Van De Walle,Dominique; Ravallion,Martin; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Koolwal,Gayatri B. Disclosed

The World Bank Economic Review 31 (2) (English)

The World Bank Economic Review is a professional journal used for the dissemination of research in development economics broadly relevant to the development profession and to the World Bank in pursuing its development mandate. ... See More +

Publication 140496 JAN 01, 2017

Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio; Leslie, Heather M.; Mack-Crane, Austen; Nagavarapu,Sriniketh Suryasesha; Reddy, Sheila M.W.; Sievanen. Leila; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Cunha,Barbara; Trezzi,Riccardo; Bas,Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Van De Walle,Dominique; Ravallion,Martin; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Diao,Xinshen; Harttgen,Kenneth; Mcmillan,Margaret S.; Wydick,Bruce W.; Glewwe,Paul W.; Rutledge, Laine; Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.; Mu,Ren; Du,Yang; Gibson,John; Le,Trinh; Kim, Bonggeun; Beasley,Elizabeth Ruth; Huillery,Elise; Bell,Clive L.G.; Mejia,Daniel; Restrepo,Pascual; Rozo,Sandra V. Disclosed

A poor means test ? econometric targeting in Africa (English)

Proxy-means testing is a popular method of poverty targeting with imperfect information. In a now widely-used version, a regression for log consumption calibrates a proxy-means test score based on chosen covariates, which is then implemented for targeting out-of-sample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7915 DEC 13, 2016

Brown,Caitlin Susan; Ravallion,Martin; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy (English)

Workfare has often seemed an attractive option for making self-targeted transfers to poor people. But is this incentive argument strong enough in practice to prefer unproductive workfare to even untargeted cash transfers? ... See More +

Journal Article 129197 AUG 05, 2015

Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)

This paper is motivated by two stylized facts about poverty in Africa: female-headed households tend to be poorer, and poverty has been falling in the aggregate since the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7331 JUN 23, 2015

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2013 paper entitled, Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in India. ... See More +

Brief 90356 SEP 02, 2014

ravallion, Martin ; Walle, Dominique van de ; Dutta, Puja ; Margai, Rinku Disclosed

Right to work? : assessing India's employment guarantee scheme in Bihar (English)

In 2006, India embarked on an ambitious attempt to fight poverty by attempting to introduce a wage floor in a setting in which many unskilled workers earn less than the minimum wage. ... See More +

Publication 85414 FEB 01, 2014

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy? (English)

Workfare schemes impose work requirements on beneficiaries. This has seemed an attractive idea for self-targeting transfers to poor people. This incentive argument does not imply, however, that workfare is more cost-effective against poverty than even poorly-targeted options, given hidden costs of participation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6673 OCT 01, 2013

Murgai, Rinku; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

Public knowledge about India's ambitious Employment Guarantee Scheme is low in one of India's poorest states, Bihar, where participation is also unusually low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6598 SEP 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique; Dutta, Puja; Murgai, Rinku Disclosed

Long-term impacts of household electrification in rural India (English)

India's huge expansion in rural electrification in the 1980s and 1990s offers lessons for other countries today. The paper examines the long-term effects of household electrification on consumption, labor supply, and schooling in rural India over 1982-99. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6527 JUN 01, 2013

van de Walle, Dominique; Ravallion, Martin; Mendiratta, Vibhuti; Koolwal, Gayatri Disclosed

Does India's employment guarantee scheme guarantee employment ? (English)

In 2005 India introduced an ambitious national anti-poverty program, now called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The program offers up to 100 days of unskilled manual labor per year on public works projects for any rural household member who wants such work at the stipulated minimum wage rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6003 MAR 01, 2012

Dutta, Puja; Murgai, Rinku; Ravallion., Martin; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed

Better access to water raises welfare, but not women's off-farm work (English)

In the developing world, poor rural women and their children spend considerable time collecting water. Do women living in areas where more time is needed for water collection tend to participate less in income-earning, market-based activities? ... See More +

Brief 64928 OCT 01, 2011

Koolwal, Gayatri; Walle, Dominique van de Disclosed

Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor country : Effets persistants du veuvage sur le bien-être dans un pays pauvre (French)

Little is known about the situation facing widows and their dependent children in West Africa especially after the widow remarries. Women in Malian society are vulnerable to the loss of husbands especially in rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5734 JUL 01, 2011

van de Walle, Dominique English Disclosed

Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor country (English)

Little is known about the situation facing widows and their dependent children in West Africa especially after the widow remarries. Women in Malian society are vulnerable to the loss of husbands especially in rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5734 JUL 01, 2011

van de Walle, Dominique French 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

Catching up slowly : ethnic and gender inequalities in Lao PDR (English)

In addition to the majority Lao-Tai (67 percent of the population), the 5 million residents of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) include three major non-Lao-Tai ethno-linguistic groups: the Mon-Khmer (21 percent), the Hmong-Lu Mien (8 percent), and the Chine- Tibetan (3 percent). ... See More +

Brief 64762 NOV 01, 2010

King, Elizabeth M.; Walle, Dominique van de Disclosed

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Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8549 Policy Research Working Paper
Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8306 Policy Research Working Paper
Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8230 Policy Research Working Paper
Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa (English)
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MAR 09, 2017 WPS8001 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term Gains from Electrification in Rural India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140526 Journal Article
The World Bank Economic Review 31 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140496 Publication
A poor means test ? econometric targeting in Africa (English)
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DEC 13, 2016 WPS7915 Policy Research Working Paper
Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 129197 Journal Article
Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7331 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90356 Brief
Right to work? : assessing India's employment guarantee scheme in Bihar (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 85414 Publication
Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6673 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6598 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term impacts of household electrification in rural India (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6527 Policy Research Working Paper
Does India's employment guarantee scheme guarantee employment ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6003 Policy Research Working Paper
Better access to water raises welfare, but not women's off-farm work (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 64928 Brief
Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor country : Effets persistants du veuvage sur le bien-être dans un pays pauvre (French)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5734 Policy Research Working Paper English
Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor country (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5734 Policy Research Working Paper French
Is it what you inherited or what you learnt ? Intergenerational linkage and interpersonal inequality in Senegal (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5658 Policy Research Working Paper
Catching up slowly : ethnic and gender inequalities in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 64762 Brief