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Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)

This paper investigates the effects of multiple weather shocks on household welfare in Mozambique, as well as some of the coping responses and price mechanisms at play. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132800 DEC 01, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)

This paper examines the links between adverse events, depression, and decision making in Nigeria. It investigates how events such as conflicts, shocks, and deaths can affect short-term perceptions of welfare, as well as longer term decisions on economic activities and human capital investments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133142 DEC 01, 2018

Jamison,Julian C; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Perng,Julie Ting Ting; Sato,Ryoko; Tanaka,Tomomi - GPV07; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia (English)

This paper explores the methodological differences underlying the construction of the national consumption aggregates that are used to estimate international poverty rates for all countries in the South Asia region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133138 DEC 01, 2018

Islam,Tonmoy; Newhouse,David Locke; Yanez Pagans,Monica Disclosed

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133297 DEC 01, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)

In parts of Asia, South Caucasus, and the Balkans, son preference is strong enough to trigger significant levels of sex selection, result in the excess mortality of girls, and skew child sex ratios in favor of boys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131795 NOV 01, 2018

Kumar,Sneha; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)

This paper uses Mongolia’s Household Socio Economic Survey for 2016 to estimate the distributive impact of taxes and transfers. The findings show that the system is progressive and contributes to reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131852 NOV 01, 2018

Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Yang,Judy Disclosed

Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (English)

Boosting convergence and shared prosperity in the European Union achieved renewed urgency after the global financial crisis of 2008. This paper assesses the role of agriculture and the Common Agricultural Program in achieving this. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131851 NOV 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Van Den Brink,Rogier J. E.; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Avila Acosta,Montserrat; Zhao,Hongxi; Mostafavi Dehzooei,Mohammadhadi Disclosed

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

Whether individuals and job opportunities are well connected is a key determinant or productive urban labor markets. The overall level of job accessibility in a city depends on the locations of jobs and workers' residences, as well as transport networks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132529 NOV 01, 2018

Nakamura,Shohei; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)

This paper presents a new family of Stata functions devoted to small area estimation. Small area methods attempt to solve low representativeness of surveys within areas, or the lack of data for specific areas/subpopulations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131550 OCT 01, 2018

Nguyen,Minh Cong; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)

With a large share of the population dependent on agriculture and high exposure to natural disasters and other food price shocks, the welfare impacts of food price inflation in Mozambique cannot be ignored. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131467 OCT 01, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Pullabhotla,Hemant Kumar Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131470 OCT 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)

This paper estimates the profitability of fertilizer and hybrid seeds in Uganda, using agronomic evidence on the yield returns to inputs from experimental fields, as well as output price data from local markets between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131553 OCT 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

Despite the well-known positive effect tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers avoid relying on such taxes because of their possible regressive impact. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131554 OCT 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Matytsin,Mikhail; Obukhova,Olga Disclosed

Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of market-oriented structural reforms, in particular labor market policies, social assistance programs, and trade liberalization on long run unemployment, wage inequality, and the distribution of employment across sectors in a small open economy with search frictions and idiosyncratic productivity shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129816 SEP 01, 2018

Robayo,Monica Disclosed

Remittances and Labor Supply in the Northern Triangle (English)

Through substitution and income effects, remittances can alter an individual’s allocation of time between market activities and household production, decreasing labor supply. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131471 SEP 01, 2018

Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Garcia Suaza,Andres Felipe Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131473 SEP 01, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Occupational Segregation and Declining Gender Wage Gap (English)

This paper examines the role of industrial and occupational segregation in explaining the gender wage gap and its evolution in Georgia between 2004 and 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131474 SEP 01, 2018

Khitarishvili,Tamar; Rodriguez Chamussy,Lourdes; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131475 SEP 01, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129601 AUG 01, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129600 AUG 01, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

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Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132800 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133138 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133297 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131795 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131852 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131851 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132529 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131550 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131467 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131470 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131553 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131554 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129816 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Remittances and Labor Supply in the Northern Triangle (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131471 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131473 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Occupational Segregation and Declining Gender Wage Gap (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131474 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131475 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129601 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129600 Working Paper (Numbered Series)