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“Economic Development as Opportunity Equalization”

John E. Roemer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Microeconomics; Welfare Economics. 7814 words.

Economic development should be conceived of as the degree to which an economy has implemented an efficient and just distribution of economic resources. The ubiquitous measure of GDP per...

Economic inequality and public demand for redistribution: combining cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence

Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran.

in Socio-Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 9770 words.

One proposition of the popular median-voter hypothesis is a positive relationship between demand for redistribution and levels of inequality. However, empirical evidence of this...

Financing from Family and Friends

Samuel Lee and Petra Persson.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Banking; Economic Development; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare Economics. 19816 words.

Most informal finance comes from family and friends. Existing informal finance theories cannot match two characteristics of family finance: family investors may accept below-market or even...

Food Priorities and Poverty: The Case of Smallholder Farmers in Rural Uganda

Nicky R.M. Pouw.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2009; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 10541 words.

In this article, the food consumption patterns of poor rural smallholder farmers in Uganda are explored to see if they suggest useful ways for household welfare rankings. For this purpose,...

Incremental Reform and Distortions in China's Product and Factor Markets

Xiaobo Zhang and Kong-Yam Tan.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 7669 words.

The purpose of economic reform is to reduce distortions and enhance efficiency. However, when reforms are partial and incremental, individuals and local governments are often able to...

Inequality in China: An Overview

John Knight.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 7727 words.

This paper provides an overview of research on income inequality in China over the period of economic reform. It presents the results of two main sources of evidence on income inequality...

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Male wages and female welfare: private markets, public goods, and intrahousehold inequality

Suman Ghosh and Ravi Kanbur.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 5822 words.

We show how an apparently welfare improving phenomenon like an increase in the wage of the male member of a family can result in a seemingly paradoxical result where the entire family is...

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On measuring deprivation and living standards of societies in a multi-attribute framework

Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Sanjay G. Reddy and Yongsheng Xu.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 5186 words.

When measuring a society's deprivation in a multi-attribute framework, researchers often resort to what we call a ‘column-first two-stage procedure’. Under such procedures one first...

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Participation in Rural Land Rental Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: Who Benefits and by How Much? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia

Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 13088 words.

We use nationally representative household-level panel survey data in two neighboring countries in Southern Africa—Zambia and Malawi—to characterize the current status of rural land rental...

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Poverty and Inequality: A Micro Framework

Abdelkrim Araar and Jean-Yves Duclos.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 8740 words.

This paper explores the link between poverty and inequality through an analysis of the poverty impact of changes in income-component inequality and in between- and within-group inequality....

Race, Poverty and Deprivation in South Africa

Carlos Gradín.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Welfare Economics; Labour Standards: National and International. 15277 words.

The aim of this paper was to explain why poverty and material deprivation in South Africa are significantly higher among those of African descent than among whites. To do so, we estimate...

The unfairness of (poverty) targets

Melanie Allwine, Jamele Rigolini and Luis F. López-Calva.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 7563 words.

The evaluation of policy performance against set targets is rarely adjusted to the heterogeneity in the initial distribution of characteristics. Building on previous literature, we propose...

Water Nationalization and Service Quality

Fernando Borraz, Nicolás González Pampillón and Marcelo Olarreaga.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Economic Development. 9880 words.

The objective of this paper is to explore the impact of Uruguay's privatization and subsequent nationalization of water services on network access and water quality. The results suggest...

Welfare Implications of Community Forest Plantations in Developing Countries: The Orissa Social Forestry Project

Gunnar Köhlin and Gregory S. Amacher.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2005; p ublished online November 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 9944 words.

Community forest plantations are a common intervention in developing countries. We use household and remote sensing data from Orissa, India, to estimate welfare effects of community forest...

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