UNU-WIDER, December news
WEBINAR | Social protection and taxation in crises – How can tax-benefit systems support households through crisis? Jukka Pirttilä and a panel of experts join the Think WIDER Webinar Series on 13 December 2022 to offer insights on tax-benefit systems in the Global South, and their ability to support the citizens in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register.
Open Access Journal Article | Gender and vulnerable employment in the developing world Evidence from global microdata
This study investigates gender inequality in vulnerable employment: forms of employment typically featuring high precariousness, inadequate earnings, and lack of decent working conditions. Using a large collection of harmonized household surveys from developing countries, we measure long-term trends, describe geographical patterns, and estimate correlates of gender inequalities in vulnerable employment.
Open Access Book | Cambridge element book – The 1918–20 influenza pandemic A retrospective in the time of COVID-19
Cambridge Elements in Development Economics is led by UNU-WIDER in partnership with Cambridge University Press. The series publishes authoritative studies on important topics in the field covering both micro and macro aspects of development economics. The pandemic of 1918–20 — commonly known as the Spanish flu — infected over a quarter of the world’s population and killed over fifty million people. It is by far the greatest humanitarian disaster caused by an infectious disease in modern history.
Open Access Book | Cambridge element – Parental investments and children’s human capital in low-to-middle-income countries
This study reviews what we know about parental investments and children’s human capital in low-to-middle-income countries (LMICs).