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The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunity (English)

This paper proposes two related measures of educational inequality: one for educational achievement and another for educational opportunity. The former is the simple variance (or standard deviation) of test scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5873 NOV 01, 2011

Gignoux, Jeremie; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.

Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty : validation and applications (English)

Tracking poverty is predicated on the availability of comparable consumption data and reliable price deflators. However, regular series of strictly comparable data are only rarely available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5683 JUN 01, 2011

Christiaensen, Luc; Luoto, Jill; Lanjouw, Peter; Stifel, David

Using repeated cross-sections to explore movements in and out of poverty (English)

Movements in and out of poverty are of core interest to both policymakers and economists. Yet the panel data needed to analyze such movements are rare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5550 JAN 01, 2011

Dang, Hai-Anh; Luoto, Jill; McKenzie, David; Lanjouw, Peter

Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries (English)

This paper provides evidence from eight developing countries of an inverse relationship between poverty and city size. Poverty is both more widespread and deeper in very small and small towns than in large or very large cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5508 DEC 01, 2010

Ferre, Celine; Lanjouw, Peter; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.

How and why does history matter for development policy ? (English)

The consensus among scholars and policymakers that "institutions matter" for development has led inexorably to a conclusion that "history matters," since institutions clearly form and evolve over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5425 SEP 01, 2010

Szreter, Simon; Rao, Vijayendra; Woolcock, Michael

Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages : Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)

Standard approaches to decomposing how much group differences contribute to inequality rarely show significant between-group inequality, and are of limited use in comparing populations with different numbers of groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5337 JUN 01, 2010

Rao, Vijayendra; Lanjouw, Peter

Mental health in the aftermath of conflict (English)

The authors survey the recent literature on the mental health effects of conflict. They highlight the methodological challenges faced in this literature, which include the lack of validated mental health scales in a survey context, the difficulties in measuring individual exposure to conflict, and the issues related to making causal inferences from observed correlations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5132 NOV 01, 2009

Iyer, Lakshmi; Do, Quy-Toan

Missing women and India's religious demography (English)

The authors use recent data from the 2006 National Family Health Survey of India to explore the relationship between religion and demographic behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5096 OCT 01, 2009

Joshi, Shareen; Do, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Borooah, Vani

Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war (English)

During the Vietnam War, more than 70 million liters of military herbicide were sprayed over the combat zone. This study uses self and proxy-reported data on cancer status obtained from a nationally representative health survey of the Vietnamese population (N=158,019), combined with measures of military herbicide exposure computed from detailed information on US and allied wartime military activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5041 SEP 01, 2009

Do, Quy-Toan

Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa (English)

Increasing adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa raises considerable concerns about the welfare of surviving children. Studies have found substantial variability across countries in the negative impacts of orphanhood on child health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4889 MAR 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Tiererova, Lucia; Beegle, Kathleen; Stokes, Andrew

Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)

A family preference for sons over daughters may manifest itself in different ways, including higher mortality, worse health status, or lower educational attainment among girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4716 SEP 01, 2008

Schady, Norbert; Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed

The measurement of inequality of opportunity : theory and an application to Latin America (English)

What part of the inequality observed in a particular country is due to unequal opportunities, rather than to differences in individual efforts or luck? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4659 JUL 01, 2008

Gignoux, Jeremie; Ferreira , Francisco H. G.

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The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunity (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5873 Policy Research Working Paper
Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty : validation and applications (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5683 Policy Research Working Paper
Using repeated cross-sections to explore movements in and out of poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5550 Policy Research Working Paper
Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5508 Policy Research Working Paper
How and why does history matter for development policy ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5425 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages : Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5337 Policy Research Working Paper
Mental health in the aftermath of conflict (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5132 Policy Research Working Paper
Missing women and India's religious demography (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5096 Policy Research Working Paper
Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2009 WPS5041 Policy Research Working Paper
Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4889 Policy Research Working Paper
Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2008 WPS4716 Policy Research Working Paper
The measurement of inequality of opportunity : theory and an application to Latin America (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2008 WPS4659 Policy Research Working Paper