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Poverty and Inequality: 2008 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Chapters in Books
Conferences & Seminars
Data and Software
Outreach
Working Papers


Journal Articles

Azzarri, Carlo, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, and Alberto Zezza. 2008. “Migration and Labour Choice in Albania.'' South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics 6(2): 169–96.

Beegle, Kathleen G. 2008. "Adult Mortality and Economic Growth in the Age of HIV/AIDS." Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(2): 299–326.

Beegle, Kathleen G., and Joachim De Weerdt. 2008. "Methodological Issues in the Study of the Socioeconomic Consequences of HIV/AIDS." Aids 22(1): 89–94.

Beegle, Kathleen G., and Sofya Krutikova. 2008. "Adult Mortality and Children’s Transition into Marriage." Demographic Research 19(42): 1551–74.

Beegle, Kathleen G., Joachim De Weerdt, and Stefan Dercon. 2008. "The Intergeneration Impact of the African Orphan Crisis: A Cohort Study from an HIV/AIDS Affected Area." International Journal of Epidemiology 37(5): 1–8.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, David McKenzie, and Kinnon Scott 2008. “Revisiting the Relationship between Mental Health and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Response to Corrigall.” Social Science and Medicine 66 (9): 2064–66.

Do, Quy-Toan, and Lakshmi Iyer. 2008. "Land Titling and Vietnam Rural Transition." Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(3): 531–79.

Elbers, Chris, Peter F. Lanjouw, Johan A. Mistiaen, and Berk Özler. 2008. "Reinterpreting Between-Group Inequality." Journal of Economic Inequality 6(3): 231–245.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Branko L. Milanovic. 2008. "Introduction to a Special Issue on "Inequality, Politics and Power.” Journal of Economic Inequality 7(1): 1–2.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Francois J. Bourguignon, and Phillippe George Leite. 2008. "Beyond Oaxaca-Blinder: Accounting for Differences in Household Income Distributions." Journal of Economic Inequality 6(2): 117–148.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., M. Caridad Araujo, Peter F. Lanjouw, and Berk Özler. 2008. "Local Inequality and Project Choice: Theory and Evidence from Ecuador." Journal of Public Economics 92(5): 1022–46.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Phillippe G. Leite, and Julie A. Litchfield. 2008. "The Rise and Fall of Brazilian Inequality: 1981-2004." Macroeconomic Dynamics 12(2): 199–230.

Frankenberg, Elizabeth, Jed Friedman, Thomas Gillespie, Nicholas Ingwersen, Robert Pynoos, Iip Umar Rifai, Bondan Sikoki, Alan Steinberg, Cecep Sumantri, Wayan Suriastini, and Duncan Thomas. 2008. "Mental Health in Sumatra after the Tsunami." American Journal of Public Health 98(9): 1671–1677.

Friedman, Jed, Alex Wodak, Mariam Claeson, and Ghulam Dastagir. 2008. "Battling HIV Infection in Afghanistan." The Lancet 370(9605): 2167–69.

Gibson, Christopher, and Michael Woolcock. 2008. "Empowerment, Deliberative Development and Local Level Politics in Indonesia: Participatory Projects as a Source of Countervailing Power Studies." Studies in Comparative International Development 43(2): 151–80.

Jacoby, Hanan, and Ghazala Mansuri. 2008. "Land Tenancy and Non-Contractible Investment in Rural Pakistan." Review of Economic Studies 75(3): 763–88.

Lewis, David, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock. 2008. "The Fiction of Development: Literary Representation as a Source of Authoritative Knowledge." Journal of Development Studies 44(2): 198–216.

Lokshin, Michael M., and Zurab Sajaia. 2008. "Creating Print-ready Tables in Stata." Stata Journal 8(3): 37–49.

Lokshin, Michael M. 2008. "Does Poverty Research in Russia Follow the Scientific Method?" Economic Matters (in Russian) 6: 44–60.

Lokshin, Michael M., and Ruslan G. Yemtsov. 2008. "Who Bears the Cost of Russia Military Draft?" Economics of Transition 16(3): 359–87.

Milanovic, Branko L. 2008. "An Even Higher Global Inequality than Previously Thought: A Note on Global Inequality Calculations Using the 2005 International Comparison Program Results." International Journal of Health Services 38(3): 421–29.

Milanovic, Branko L. 2008. "Rules of Redistribution and Foreign Aid: A Proposal for a Change in the Rules Governing Eligibility for Foreign Aid." Interventions 5(1): 197–214.

Milanovic, Branko L., and Rafael Munoz De Bustillo. 2008. "La Desigualidad de la Distribucion de la Renta en America Latina: Situacion, Evolucion y Factores Explicativos. " America Latina Hoy 48: 15–42.

Milanovic, Branko L. 2008. "Qat Expenditures in Yemen and Djibouti: An Empirical Analysis." Journal of African Economies 17(5): 661–87.

Rao, Vijayendra. 2008. "Tokenism or Agency? The Impact of Women's Reservations on Village Democracies in South India." Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(1): 501–30.

Stampini Marco, Gero Carletto, and Benjamin Davis. 2008. “International Migration from Albania: The Role of Family Networks and Previous Experience.”  Eastern European Economics 46 (2): 50–87.

 


 

 

Books

Gacitua-Mario, Estanislao, and Michael Woolcock, eds. 2008. Social Exclusion and Mobility in Brazil. Washington, DC: World Bank. Order Book

Paes De Barros, Ricardo, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Jose R. Molinas Vega, and Jaime Saavedra. 2008. Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC: World Bank. Order Book

Rao, Vijayendra, Ravi Kanbur, and Gopal Kadekodi, eds. 2008. Development in Karnataka: Challenges of Equity, Governance and Empowerment. Delhi: Academic Foundation Press. Order Book

 


 

Chapters in Books

Beegle, Kathleen G., and Damien de Walque. 2008. "Demographic and Socioeconomic Patterns of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Africa." In The Changing HIV/AIDS Landscape. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Beegle, Kathleen G. 2008. "Health Facility and School Surveys in the Indonesia Family Life Survey." In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank. Order Book | Download Book

Chen, Shaohua, and Martin Ravallion. 2008. "How Have The World's Poorest Fared Since the Early 1980s?" In Globalization and Poverty, ed. Paul Collier and Jan Willem Gunning. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Chen, Shaohua, Martin Ravallion, and Youjuan Wang. 2008. "Does the Di Bao Program Guarantee a Minimum Income in China's Cities?” In Public Finance in China: Reform and Growth for a Harmonious Society, ed. J. Lou, and S. Wang. Washington, DC: World Bank. Order Book

Frankenberg, Elizabeth, Jed Friedman, Fadia Saadah, Bondan Sikoki, Wayan Suriastini, Cecep Sumantri, and Duncan Thomas. 2008. “Assessing Health and Education Services in the Aftermath of a Disaster.”  In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein, Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank. Order Book | Download Book

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Phillippe Leite, Luiz Pereira Da Silva, and Paulo Picchetti. 2008. "Can the Distributional Impacts of Macroeconomic Shocks be Predicted? A Comparison of Top-down Macro-micro Models with Historical Data for Brazil." In The Impact of Macroeconomic Policies on Poverty and Income Distribution. ed. François Bourguignon, Maurizio Bussolo, Luiz Pereira da Silva.Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan, World Bank. Order Book

Galasso, Emanuela. 2008. "What May Be Learned from Project Monitoring Data? Lessons from a Nutrition Program in Madagascar. " In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery. ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan/ World Bank.  Order Book | Download Book

Lanjouw, Peter F., and Berk Özler. 2008. "Administrative Data in a Study of Local Inequality and Project Choice: Issues in Interpretation and Relevance." In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery. ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, Markus Goldstein. Washington; DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank. Chapter

Lokshin, Michael M., E. Glinskaya, and M. Garcia. 2008. "ECD Programs, Mother's Labor Supply and Older Children's Schooling in Kenya." In Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge: Early Childhood Care and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, ed. Marito Garcia, Alan Pence, Judith L. Evans. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Milanovic, Branko L. 2008. "En Que Parte del Mundo te ha Tocado Vivir? Evolucion da la Importancia de las Circumstancias y el Elfuerzo en un Mundo con Rentas Meduas Nacionales Diferentes y Sin (apenas) Migraciones." In La inmigracion y Sus Causas: VI Encuentro, ed. Alfonso Guerra and Jose Felix Tezanos. Salamanca: Editorial Sistema.

Rao, Vijayendra. 2008. "Symbolic Public Goods and the Coordination of Collective Action: A Comparison of Local Development in India and Indonesia." In Contested Commons: Conversations Between Economists and Anthropologists, ed. Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Sage, Caroline, and Michael Woolcock. 2008. "Breaking Legal Inequality Traps: New Approaches to Building Justice Systems for the Poor in Developing Countries." In Inclusive States: Social Policy and Structural Inequalities, ed. Anis Dani and Arjan de Han. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Woolcock, Michael, Patrick Barron, Rachael Diprose, Claire Smith, and Katherine Whiteside. 2008. "Applying Mixed Methods Research to Community Driven Development Projects and Local Conflict Mediation: A Case Study from Indonesia." In Foundations of Mixed Methods, ed. Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Woolcock, Michael, and Elizabeth Radin. 2008. "A Relational Approach to the Theory and Practices of Economic Development." In The Handbook of Social Capital, ed. Dario Castiglione, Jan W. van Deth, and Guglielmo Wolleb. New York: Oxford University Press.
 


 

Conferences & Seminars

Social Science and Policy Seminars (internal only)
Organizers: Varun Gauri, Vijayendra Rao, and Anis Dani (research@worldbank.org)

Poverty and Applied Micro Seminars (internal only)
Organizers: Dominique van de Walle (research@worldbank.org)

Poverty and Inequality Analysis Course
See home page under “training.”


 



Data and Software

Automated DEC Poverty Tables (ADePT)
Adept is a STATA software platform for automated economic analysis, designed to simplify and speed-up the work of making poverty assessments. ADePT can be used as a tool for sensitivity analysis, data checking, and as an educational tool. The program should also be helpful in the situation of the limited access to the micro data. By producing a standard set of tables and graphs the program standardizes the poverty statistics among the countries and opens possibilities for intra-country poverty comparisons. ADePT version 3.0 delivers two additional modules “Gender” and “Social Protection”.
Creators: Lokshin, Michael, Zurab Sajaia, and Sergiy Radyakin (research@worldbank.org).
Website: www.worldbank.org/adept

PovCalNet
PovcalNet is an online Poverty Aanalysis Tool that allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of you're choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database. Updates made in August 2008 are based on the first major update of the developing world's poverty estimate to incorporate the findings of 2005 International Comparison Program (ICP).
Website: http://iresearch.worldbank.org/

PovMap2
Spatial descriptions of the distribution of poverty in any given country are most useful to policy makers and researchers when they can represent small geographic units, such as cities, towns, or villages. Researchers at the Bank have developed a methodology to estimate welfare indicators for small areas and have piloted it with success in a large number of countries. This procedure is computationally intensive as it involves simulation methods applied to extremely large datasets (such as population census data). In order to apply the approach efficiently platform independent software has been developed. The PovMap2 software is likely to be of utility in a variety of applications involving very large databases.
Creaters: Qinghua Zhao, Yongming Du, and Peter Lanjouw (research@worldbank.org).
Website: http://iresearch.worldbank.org/


 

Outreach

Araujo, Caridad, Francisco Ferreira, Peter Lanjouw, and Berk Özler. 2008. “Local Inequality and Project Choice.” World Bank Research Digest2(2): 4.

 

Beegle, Kathleen, Rajeev Dehejia, Roberta Gatti, and Sofya Krutikova. 2008. “The Consequences of Child Labor.World Bank Research Digest 3(4): 6.

 

Carletto, Gero, Kilic, Benjamin Davis, and Alberto Zezza . 2008. “Investing Back Home: Return Migration and Business Ownership in Albania.”  Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, March.

 

Chen, Shaohua, and Martin Ravallion. 2008. “New Global Poverty Estimates.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4): 4.

 

Elbers, Chris, Peter Lanjouw, and Philippe George Leite. 2008. “Poverty Mapping: Testing the Methodology in Minas Gerais.” World Bank Research Digest2(3): 1.

 

Galasso, Emanuela, and Nithin Umapathi. 2008. “Improving Nutritional Status through Behavioral Change: Lessons from Madagascar.” Research  Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, January.

 

Lokshin, Michael, Mikhail Bontch-Osmolovski, and Elena Glinskaya. 2008. “Work-Related Migration and Poverty Reduction.” World Bank Research Digest2(2): 6.

 

Ravallion, Martin, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula. 2008. “Dollar a Day Revisited.” World Bank Research Digest2(4): 1.

 

World Bank. 2008. “World Bank Updates Poverty Estimates for the Developing Worl d.”
FeaturedArticle (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, August.

 

World Bank. 2008. China's Success Against Poverty: Lessons for Africa?”
Featured Article (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, May.


 


 

Working Papers

Ban, Radu, Monica Das Gupta, and Vijayendra Rao. 2008. "The Political Economy of Village Sanitation in South India : Capture or Poor Information?" Policy Research Working Paper 4802, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bayly, C.A. 2008. "Indigenous and Colonial Origins of Comparative Economic Development: the Case of Colonial India and Africa." Policy Research Working Paper 4474, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beegle, Kathleen G., Rajeev Dehejia, Roberta V. Gatti, and Sofya Krutikova. 2008. "The Consequences of Child Labor in Rural Tanzania: Evidence from Longitudinal Data." Policy Research Working Paper 4677, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beegle, Kathleen G., Joachim De Weerdt, and Stefan Dercon. 2008. "Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania: Evidence from a Tracking Survey." Policy Research Working Paper 4798, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Chen, Shaohua, and Martin Ravallion. 2008. "China is Poorer than We thought, But No Less Successful in the Fight Against Poverty." Policy Research Working Paper 4621, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Chen, Shaohua, and Martin Ravallion. 2008. "The Developing World is Poorer than We Thought, But No Less Successful in the Fight Against Poverty." Policy Research Working Paper 4703, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie. 2008. "Mental Health Patterns and Consequences: Results from Survey Data in Five Developing Countries." Policy Research Working Paper 4495, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Do, Quy-Toan, and Jose Pedrosa. 2008. "How does Geographic Distance Affect Access to Credit in Niger?" Policy Research Working Paper 4772, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Douidiche, Mohammed, Abdeljouad Ezzrari, and Peter F. Lanjouw. 2008. "Simulating the Impact of Geographic Targeting on Poverty Alleviation in Morocco: What Are the Gains from Disaggregation?" Policy Research Working Paper 4724,  World Bank, Washington, DC.

Elbers, Chris, Peter F. Lanjouw, and Phillippe George Leite. 2008. "Brazil within Brazil: Testing the Poverty Map Methodology in Minas Gerais." Policy Research Working Paper 4513, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Norbert Schady. 2008. "Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling and Child Health." Policy Research Working Paper 4701, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Martin Ravallion. 2008. "Global Poverty and Inequality: A Review of the Evidence." Policy Research Working Paper 4623, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Jérémie Gignoux. 2008. "The Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and an Application to Latin America." Policy Research Working Paper 4659, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Filmer, Deon P., Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2008. "Development, Modernization, and Son Preference in Fertility Decisions." Policy Research Working Paper 4716, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Filmer, Deon P., and Kinnon Scott. 2008. "Assessing Asset Indices." Policy Research Working Paper 4605, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Fujii, Tomoki, and David Roland-Holst. 2008. "How Does Vietnam's Accession to the World Trade Organization Change the Spatial Incidence of Poverty?" Policy Research Working Paper 4521, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Lokshin, Michael M., and Elena Glinskaya. 2008. "The Effect of Male Migration for Work on Employment Patterns of Females in Nepal." Policy Research Working Paper 4757, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Lokshin, Michael M. 2008. "Does Economic Research in Russia Follow the Scientific Method?" Policy Research Working Paper 4528, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Milanovic, Branko L. 2008. "Where in the World are You? Assessing the Importance of Circumstance and Effort in a World of Different Mean Country Incomes and (Almost) No Migration." Policy Research Working Paper 4493, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Milanovic, Branko L., Shale Horowitz, and Karla Hoff. 2008. "Political Alternation as a Restraint on Investing in Influence: Evidence from the Post-Communist Transition." Policy Research Working Paper 4747, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Milanovic, Branko L., and Lire Ersado. 2008. "Reform and Inequality during the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990-2005." Policy Research Working Paper 4780, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ravallion, Martin, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula. 2008. "Dollar a Day Revisited." Policy Research Working Paper 4620, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Stecklov, Guy, Gero Carletto, Carlo Azzarri, and Benjamin Davis. 2008. "Agency, Education and Networks: Gender and International Migration from Albania." Policy Research Working Paper 4507, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Woolcock, Michael, and Imani Duncan. 2008. "Arrested Development: The Political Origins and Socio-Economic Foundations of Urban Violence in Jamaica." BWPI Working Paper 46. Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK.


 



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