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    Why is so little spent on educating the poor?

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    Why do such inequalities in public spending prevail?
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    Agricultural supply response and poverty in Mozambique

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper identifies the key causal factors behind farmers’ marketing decisions in Mozambique. A two-step decision making process is modelled. Farmers decide, first, whether or not to participate in the market and, second, how much to market. The model is estimated using a Heckman switching regression approach.
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    On the choice of appropriate development strategy: insights from CGE modelling of the Mozambican economy

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    Paper makes use of a 1997 Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse three potential strategies for initiating a sustainable development strategy in Mozambique.
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    Poverty comparisons with dependent samples

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This note introduces an easy-to-use method of correction for sample dependency. It also applies the method to test changes in U.S.
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    Is economic growth good for the poor?

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    Proposes the use of an alternative methodology to track low incomes based on 'equally distributed income' functions (called 'general means' here). The method is based on a comparison of growth rates for two standards of living: the ordinary mean; and a bottom sensitive general mean.
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    Collective values, behavioral norms, and rules: building public institutions for economic growth and poverty reduction

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This article suggests issues for consideration in building institutions for economic growth and poverty reduction in developing (and transition) countries.Conclusions:economic prosperity in the Western developed countries is a result of sustained economic growth, which is based on efficient institutions, or rules, including, among other things, an efficient transaction system, su
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    Poverty reduction and sectoral growth: evidence from Southeast Asia

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    Paper examines the rate of economic growth in the agricultural, industrial and service sectors. It develops a time series of available data on the headcount measure of poverty incidence for Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines over a period from the 1960s to 1999, in aggregate and in both rural and urban areas.
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    Growth, governance and poverty: a cross-country analysis

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper seeks to discern and evaluate the process by which economic growth leads to poverty alleviation and attempt to identify the role of governance institutions in that process. The article asks 'do institutions matter in determining the poverty performance of economic growth?'.The paper has two primary goals.
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    Growth and inequality: evidence from transitional economies

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This article investigates the causes of huge changes in income distribution in the transitional economies of the Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union.The article finds that:there is a normal U-shaped relationship between income inequality and economic development for the transitional region as a wholewhen estimated separately for EE and FSU regions, the relationship is linear
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    Poverty trends in Russia during the transition

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This article explores poverty trends in Russia during the transition period. The article indicates that real incomes and growing inequality have characterised much of the reform era in Russia. Both have contributed to a higher level of poverty.

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