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Growing united : upgrading Europe's convergence machine (Vol. 2) (English)

Since its foundation over sixty years ago, the European Union (EU) has become the modern world's greatest "convergence machine", propelling poorer, and newer, member states to become high-income economies, and delivering to its citizens some of the highest living standards and lowest levels of income inequality in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 123956 MAR 01, 2018

Ridao-Cano,Cristobal; Bodewig,Christian Disclosed

Growing united : upgrading Europe's convergence machine : Overview (English)

Since its foundation over sixty years ago, the European Union (EU) has become the modern world's greatest "convergence machine", propelling poorer, and newer, member states to become high-income economies, and delivering to its citizens some of the highest living standards and lowest levels of income inequality in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 123956 MAR 01, 2018

Ridao-Cano,Cristobal; Bodewig,Christian Disclosed

The roots of inequality : estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees (English)

This paper proposes a set of new methods to estimate inequality of opportunity based on conditional inference regression trees. It illustrates how these methods represent a substantial improvement over existing empirical approaches to measure inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8349 FEB 20, 2018

Brunori,Paolo; Hufe,Paul; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon Disclosed

Wage inequality in Latin America : understanding the past to prepare for the future (English)

What caused the decline in wage inequality of the 2000s in Latin America? Looking to the future, will the current economic slowdown be regressive? ... See More +

Publication 122492 DEC 28, 2017

Silva,Joana C. G.; Messina,Julián Disclosed

Mauritius : addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)

Mauritius is often cited as one of the few African success stories, and with good reason. In the aftermath of independence (1968), this small island nation in the Indian Ocean seemed to be bound for economic failure because of its high poverty rate and numerous vulnerabilities, including high population growth, ethnic tensions, substantial unemployment, and an economy greatly dependent on the production of sugar for international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 122040 DEC 12, 2017

Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Grasso,Giuseppe Disclosed

Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)

This paper finds that capital and labor incomes in the United States have become more closely associated since the 1980s. This contributed to the well-known increase in the top 1 percent's share of total income, exacerbating rising inequality in capital incomes and earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8268 DEC 11, 2017

Lakner,Christoph; Atkinson,Anthony B. Disclosed

When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)

This paper advances the hypothesis that Nigeria is going through a process of economic polarization. The notion of polarization is concerned with the disappearance or non-consolidation of the middle lass, which occurs when there is a tendency to concentrate in the tails, rather than the middle, of the income or consumption distribution. ... See More +

Journal Article 123245 DEC 01, 2017

Clementi,F.; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Molini,Vasco; Schettino F. Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy––and its individual elements––in Zambia. Zambia's 2015 fiscal policy reduces inequality; the largest reduction is created by in-kind public service expenditures on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8246 NOV 20, 2017

Jellema,Jon Robbert; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Rosales,Manuel Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Second State Statistical System Development Project - P092429 - Sequence No : 14 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR29259 OCT 23, 2017

Shabalina,Olga Vadimovna Disclosed

Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)

Many advancements have been made in empowerment of women, but women are still far from enjoying the same basic rights, privileges and benefits that men do. ... See More +

Working Paper 120477 OCT 01, 2017

Twining-Ward,Louise D; Zhou,Vera Disclosed

The future of work requires more, not less technology in developing countries (English)

Digital technology is transforming the organization and location of production, and thus the futureof work. It risks widening the gap between richer and developing countries, and between the better skilled and connected and the poorer population groups within countries, who stand to bear the brunt of the adjustment. ... See More +

Brief 117820 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Strengthening domestic resource mobilization : moving from theory to practice in low- and middle-income countries (English)

This report presents an overview of current trends in tax policy, tax administration, and international taxation and provides a broad landscape of practical examples drawn from World Bank operations across global practices over the past several decades. ... See More +

Publication 116658 JUN 16, 2017

Junquera-Varela,Raul Felix; Verhoeven,Marinus; Shukla,Gangadhar Prasad; Haven,Bernard James; Awasthi,Rajul; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca Disclosed

Perceptions of distributive justice in Latin America during a period of falling inequality (English)

This paper explores perceptions of distributive justice in Latin America during the 2000s and their relationship with income inequality. In line with the fall in income inequality in the region, the paper documents a widespread, although modest, decrease in the share of the population that believes income distribution is unfair. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8072 MAY 23, 2017

Reyes,German Jeremias; Gasparini,Leonardo Carlos Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 MAY 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)

This paper is a study of the effect of Brazil's staggered Internet rollout between 2000 and 2014 on municipality employment and wages. The study uses a new, annual data set on Internet availability from the Brazil school census, with the assumption that the share of schools that have Internet access in each municipality reflects the general accessibility of Internet connections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8042 APR 26, 2017

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; O'Connell,Stephen; Willig,Robert D. Disclosed

Diagnostic study of barriers for strengthening livelihoods of low-income rural women in Uzbekistan : Диагностическое исследование барьеров, сдерживающих повышение доходов малообеспеченных сельских женщин (Russian)

Due to the strong economic growth maintained in the last 15 years, Uzbekistan made progress in reducing gender inequality. At the same time, several demographic and structural challenges remain; and effectively engaging women in the economy is one of them. ... See More +

Working Paper 119243 APR 01, 2017

Romanova,Ekaterina; Kolybashkina,Nina; Hiller,Bradley Todd; Kochkin,Evgeny English Disclosed

Diagnostic study of barriers for strengthening livelihoods of low-income rural women in Uzbekistan (English)

Due to the strong economic growth maintained in the last 15 years, Uzbekistan made progress in reducing gender inequality. At the same time, several demographic and structural challenges remain; and effectively engaging women in the economy is one of them. ... See More +

Working Paper 119243 APR 01, 2017

Romanova,Ekaterina; Kolybashkina,Nina; Hiller,Bradley Todd; Kochkin,Evgeny Russian Disclosed

Ageing poorly? : accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 (English)

The Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10 percentile ratio falling by almost 40 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8018 MAR 30, 2017

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Firpo,Sergio P.; Messina,Julian Disclosed

El Salvador - Income Support and Employability Project (English)

Ratings for the Income Support and Employability Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3976 FEB 22, 2017

Disclosed

Distribution of consumption expenditure in East Asia (English)

Using a new database of household surveys, this paper examines inequality among all individuals living in developing East Asia regardless of their country of residence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7968 FEB 14, 2017

Jirasavetakul,La-Bhus Fah; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

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Growing united : upgrading Europe's convergence machine (Vol. 2) (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123956 Working Paper
Growing united : upgrading Europe's convergence machine : Overview (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123956 Working Paper
The roots of inequality : estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8349 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage inequality in Latin America : understanding the past to prepare for the future (English)
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DEC 28, 2017 122492 Publication
Mauritius : addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122040 Working Paper
Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8268 Policy Research Working Paper
When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123245 Journal Article
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8246 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Second State Statistical System Development Project - P092429 - Sequence No : 14 (English)
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OCT 23, 2017 ISR29259 Implementation Status and Results Report
Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120477 Working Paper
The future of work requires more, not less technology in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117820 Brief
Strengthening domestic resource mobilization : moving from theory to practice in low- and middle-income countries (English)
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JUN 16, 2017 116658 Publication
Perceptions of distributive justice in Latin America during a period of falling inequality (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8072 Policy Research Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8042 Policy Research Working Paper
Diagnostic study of barriers for strengthening livelihoods of low-income rural women in Uzbekistan : Диагностическое исследование барьеров, сдерживающих повышение доходов малообеспеченных сельских женщин (Russian)
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APR 01, 2017 119243 Working Paper English
Diagnostic study of barriers for strengthening livelihoods of low-income rural women in Uzbekistan (English)
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APR 01, 2017 119243 Working Paper Russian
Ageing poorly? : accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 (English)
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MAR 30, 2017 WPS8018 Policy Research Working Paper
El Salvador - Income Support and Employability Project (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 ICR3976 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Distribution of consumption expenditure in East Asia (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7968 Policy Research Working Paper