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World Bank Development Research Group Poverty Team

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Works: 135 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 1,942 library holdings
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332
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Poverty, education, and health in Indonesia : who benefits from public spending? by Peter Lanjouw( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Static and dynamic incidence analysis underscores the importance of Indonesia's public spending on primary health care to the poor. In education, evidence suggests that the poor are well represented in primary schooling and would benefit from increased public provisioning of secondary schooling
Measuring pro-poor growth by Martin Ravallion( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
New tools allow one to study the incidence of economic growth by initial level of income, and to measure the rate of pro-poor growth in an economy. An application is provided using data for China in the 1990s
Trade, inequality, and the political economy of institutions by Quý Toàn Đõ̂( file )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The authors analyze the relationship between international trade and the quality of economic institutions such as contract enforcement, rule of law, or property rights. The literature on institutions has argued, both empirically and theoretically, that larger firms care less about good institutions and that higher inequality leads to worse institutions. Recent literature on international trade enables the authors to analyze economies with heterogeneous firms, and argue that trade opening leads to a reallocation of production in which large firms grow larger, while small firms become smaller or disappear. Combining these two strands of literature, the authors build a model that has two key features. First, preferences over institutional quality differ across firms and depend on firm size. Second, institutional quality is endogenously determined in a political economy framework. They show that trade opening can worsen institutions when it increases the political power of a small elite of large exporters that prefer to maintain bad institutions. The detrimental effect of trade on institutions is most likely to occur when a small country captures a sufficiently large share of world exports in sectors characterized by economic profits
Breaking up the collective farm : welfare outcomes of Vietnam's massive land privatization by Martin Ravallion( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
In the decollectivization of agriculture in Vietnam, local allocation of land use rights reduced overall inequality, thanks to initial conditions at the time of reform and actions by the center to curtail the power of local elites
Assisting the transition from workfare to work : a randomized experiment by Emanuela Galasso( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
A wage subsidy increased private sector employment among poor workers in a welfare-dependent region of Argentina, but extra skill training had no impact
Gender and the allocation of adult time evidence from the Peru LSMS panel data by Nadeem Ilahi( file )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Analysis of time use data for Peru in 1994 and 1997 shows that women work up to a fifth more than men do and that women in poor households work more than those in rich ones, while there is no difference for men
Household income dynamics in rural China by Jyotsna Jalan( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Is effective social protection an investment with long-term benefits? Does inequality impede growth? Household panel data on incomes in rural China offer some answers
Externalities in rural development evidence for China by Martin Ravallion( file )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The impact of the Indonesian financial crisis on children : data from 100 villages survey by Lisa Ann Cameron( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
School attendance in Indonesia dropped slightly after the onset of the Asian crisis but then rebounded to higher-than-pre-crisis levels. Fewer children are now working, although the older children who are working and are not attending school seem to be working longer hours. Children's health-status appears to be relatively stable
Did social safety net scholarships reduce drop-out rates during the Indonesian economic crisis? by Lisa Ann Cameron( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Preliminary evidence favors focusing safety net scholarships (designed to reduce dropout rates during an economic crisis) on lower secondary schools, continuing to target children (especially older students) from large families, scaling back scholarships to private schools at the lower secondary level, or targeting the households hurt most by the crisis
On the unequal inequality of poor communities ( file )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Is inequality in Africa really different? by Branko Milanović( file )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The social impact of social funds in Jamaica : a mixed-methods analysis of participation, targeting, and collective action in community-driven development by Vijayendra Rao( file )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Can we discern the effect of globalization on income distribution? evidence from household budget surveys by Branko Milanović( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Micro-level estimation of welfare by Chris Elbers( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Ex-ante evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs : the case of Bolsa Escola by François Bourguignon( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Wage differentials and state-private sector employment choice in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by Michael Lokshin( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Survey compliance and the distribution of income by Johan A Mistiaen( file )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
China's (uneven) progress against poverty by Shaohua Chen( file )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"While the incidence of extreme poverty in China fell dramatically over 1980-2001, progress was uneven over time and across provinces. Rural areas accounted for the bulk of the gains to the poor, though migration to urban areas helped. The pattern of growth mattered. Rural economic growth was far more important to national poverty reduction than urban economic growth. Agriculture played a far more important role than the secondary or tertiary sources of GDP. Rising inequality within the rural sector greatly slowed poverty reduction. Provinces starting with relatively high inequality saw slower progress against poverty, due both to lower growth and a lower growth elasticity of poverty reduction. Taxation of farmers and inflation hurt the poor. External trade had little short-term impact. This paper a product of the Poverty Team, Development Research Group is part of a larger effort in the group to understand the causes of country success in poverty reduction"--World Bank web site
Crime and local inequality in South Africa by Gabriel Demombynes( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
 
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