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In many countries there is a higher incidence of income poverty among children than in the adult population. This is particularly acute in developing areas like Latin America but affects developed nations too. In the United States (US), for instance, … Continue reading
We are happy to share a guest post published by one of our regular contributors, Benoit Decerf, on the World Bank’s Development Impact website. Read more about his Job Market paper here: https://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/when-does-unequal-growth-reduce-income-poverty-new-index-combining-absolute-and-relative-dimensions
The now established field of experimental economics uses lab experiments to test behavioural assumptions and hypothesis of our standard models of decision-making (eg. if individuals have self-interested preferences). There is fair amount of evidence challenging our classical assumptions, and showing … Continue reading
It is commonly believed that Islamic political representation leads to lower women’s rights in societies. However, there is a lack of causal studies on the relationship between Islamic rule and outcomes such as education, female political participation, adolescent marriages, etc. … Continue reading
Homelessness is an extreme form of poverty and social exclusion. Studying homelessness scientifically is clearly a delicate undertaking due to the difficulty of identifying, approaching and communicating with homeless people. A large fraction of the scientific work on homelessness comes … Continue reading
The first basic task in the design of anti-poverty policies is the identification of the worst off, i.e. those individuals that should benefit from redistribution through, e.g., targeted social benefit schemes. This requires a method to make interpersonal comparisons of … Continue reading
Access to groundwater is a key element for agriculture in many developing countries. This is the case in India, where more than half of the population works in agriculture and 60% of agricultural production relies on groundwater irrigation. The access … Continue reading