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Poverty and Inequality: 2007 Publications

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


Journal Articles

Besley, Tim, Rohini Pande, and Vijayendra Rao. 2007. “The Political Economy of Panchayats in South India.” Economic and Political Weekly (February 24).

Bourguignon, François, Francisco Ferreira, and Michael Walton. 2007. “Equity, Efficiency and Inequality Traps: A Research Agenda.” Journal of Economic Inequality 5: 235-56.

Bourguignon, François, Francisco Ferreira, and Marta Menéndez. 2007. “Inequality of Opportunity in Brazil.” Review of Income and Wealth 53(4): 585-618.

Campante, Filipe, and Francisco Ferreira. 2007. “Inefficient Lobbying, Populism and Oligarchy.” Journal of Public Economics 91: 993-1021.

Chen, Shaohua, and Martin Ravallion. 2007. “Absolute Poverty Measures for the Developing World, 1981-2004.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(43): 16757-62.

Chiburis, Richard, and Michael Lokshin. 2007. “Maximum Likelihood and Two-Step Estimation of an Ordered-Probit Selection Model.” Stata Journal 7(2): 1-16.

Das Gupta, Monica, Preston Samuel, Vijayendra Rao, and T. V. Sekhar. 2007. “PN Mari Bhat: An Intellectual Tribute.” Economic and Political Weekly XLII (36): 3611-15.

Elbers, Chris, Tomoki Fujii, Peter Lanjouw, Berk Özler, and Wesley Yin. 2007. “Poverty Alleviation Through Targeting: How Much Does Disaggregation Help?” Journal of Development Economics 83: 197-213.

Gopal, K. Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur, and Vijayendra Rao. 2007. “Governance and the ‘Karnataka Model of Development.’” Economic and Political Weekly (February 24).

Hoogeveen, Johannes G. and Berk Özler. 2007. “Not Separate, Not Equal: Poverty and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 55(3): 487-529.

Jha, Saumitra, Vijayendra Rao, and Michael Woolcock. 2007. “Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Community Leadership in Delhi’s Slums.” World Development 35(2): 230-46.

Lokshin, Michael, and Elena Glinskaya. 2007. “Private-Public Wage Differential and Sectoral Choice Decision in India.” Journal of International Development 19: 333-55.

Korinek, Anton, Johan Mistiaen, and Martin Ravallion. 2007. “An Econometric Method of Correcting for Unit Nonresponse Bias in Surveys.” Journal of Econometrics 136: 213-35.

Mansuri, Ghazala. 2007.”Credit Layering in Rural Financial Markets.” Journal of Development Economics 84(2, November): 715-30.

Ravallion, Martin. 2007. “Achieving Child-Health-Related Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Infrastructure: A Comment.” World Development 35 (5, May): 920-28.

Ravallion, Martin, and Michael Lokshin. 2007. “The Lasting Welfare Impacts of Indonesia’s 1998 Crisis.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(1): 27-56.

Ravallion, Martin, and Shaohua Chen. 2007. “China’s (Uneven) Progress against Poverty.” Journal of Development Economics 82(1, January): 1-42.

Ravallion, Martin, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula. 2007. “The Urbanization of Global Poverty.” Population and Development Review 33 (4, December): 667-702.

Woolcock, Michael. 2007. “Higher Education, Policy Schools, and International Development Studies: What Should Masters Degree Students be Taught?” Journal of International Development 19(1): 55-73.


 

Chapters in Books

Beegle, Kathleen. 2007. “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: World Bank.

Carletto, Calogero, Andrew Dabalen, and Alia Moubayed. 2007. “Constructing and Using Poverty Maps for Policy Making: The Albania Experience.” In More than a Pretty Picture: Using Poverty Maps to Design Better Policies and Interventions, ed. Aline Coudouel and Tara Bedi. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Chaudhuri, Shubham, and Martin Ravallion. 2007. “Partially Awakened Giants: Uneven Growth in China and India.” In Dancing with Giants: China, India, and the Global Economy, ed. L. Alan Winters and Shahid Yusuf. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies; Washington, DC: World Bank.

Ferreira, Francisco, Phillippe Leite, Julie Litchfield, and Gabriel Ulyssea. 2007. “Ascensão e queda da desigualdade de renda no Brasil: uma atualização para 2005.” In Desigualdade de Renda no Brasil: uma análise da queda recente, Volume 1, ed. Barros, Foguel and Ulyssea. Rio de Janeiro: IPEA.

Frankenberg, Elizabeth, Jed Friedman, Fadia Saadah, and Duncan Thomas. 2008. “Assessing Service Delivery in Aceh in the Aftermath of the Tsunami.” In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Galasso, Emanuela. 2007. “What Can 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, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Lanjouw, Peter, and Berk Özler. 2007. “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, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Mansuri, Ghazala. 2007. “Does Work Migration Spur Investment in Origin Communities? Entrepreneurship, Schooling and Child Health in Rural Pakistan.” In International Migration, Economic Development and Policy, ed. Caglar Özden and Maurice Schiff. Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave McMillan.

Migotto, Mauro, Benjamin Davis, Calogero Carletto, and Kathleen Beegle. 2007. “Measuring Food Security Using Respondents’ Perception of Food Consumption Adequacy.” In Food Security Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness, ed. Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Shabd S. Acharya, and Benjamin Davis. UNU-WIDER Studies in Development Economics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “Global Income Inequality: What It Is and Why It Matters.” In Flat World, Big Gaps: Economic Liberalization, Globalization and Inequality, ed. K.S. Jomo with Jacques Baudot. Penang: Orient Longman, Zed Press, and Third World Network.

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “Globalization and Inequality.” In Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations, ed. David Held and Ayse Kaya. London: Polity Press.

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “An Unequal World” (German translation). In Un/fair World: Die Kunst die Gerechtigkeit, ed. Christian Eigner and Michaela Ritter. Graz: Neue Galerie.


 



Datasets and Software for Poverty Analysis

Automated DEC Poverty Tables (ADePT)
Adept is a STATA software platform for automated economic analysis. The software is 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 the possibilities for intra-country poverty comparisons. Currently there are four modules developed based on the ADePT software platform: ADEPT Poverty Version 1, ADEPT Poverty Version 2, ADEPT Labor Module, ADEPT MAPs Module, ADEPT Gender Module.
Creators: Lokshin, Michael, Zurab Sajaia, and Sergiy Radyakin (research@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).


 

Outreach

Baird, Sarah, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2007. “Infant Mortality over the Business Cycle in the Developing World.” World Bank Online Research Brief, November.

Campante, Filipe, and Francisco H. G. Ferreira. 2007. “Inefficient Lobbying, Populism and Oligarchy.” World Bank Research Digest 1(4.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Filipe R. Campante 2007. “Inefficient Lobbying, Populism, and Oligarch, by Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Filipe R. Campante, World Bank Online Research Brief, January.

Do, Quy-Toan, and Lakshmi Iyer. 2007. “Poverty, Social Divisions and Conflict in Nepal.” World Bank Online Research Brief, May.

Engel, Eduardo, Francisco H.G. Ferreira, and Roberto Rigobon. 2007. "Editors’ Summaries." Economía 7(1 and 2).

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.. 2007. “Inequality as Cholesterol.” In Poverty in Focus (International Poverty Center), June.

Ferreira, Francisco H.G., Phillippe Leite, and Julie Litchfield. 2007. “The Rise and Fall of Brazilian Inequality: A Summary.” In ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (Spring).

Mansuri, Ghazala. 2007. “Migration, Sex Bias and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Rural Pakistan.” World Bank Online Research Brief, February.

Lindert, Peter, Branko Milanovic, and Jeffrey Williamson. 2007. “Measuring Ancient Inequalities.” VoxEU, 5 December 2008, Center for Economic Policy Research.

Lokshin, Michael, and Zurab Sajaja. 2007. “The Economic Cost of Smoking in Russia.” Beyond Transition 18(1).

Mansuri, Ghazala. 2007. “Do Girls Gain from Migration-Induced Male Absence?” World Bank Research Digest 1(3).

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “Why We All Care about Inequality (but are Loath to Admit It).” Challenge Magazine 50(6, November-December): 109-20.

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “Global Income Inequality.” Poverty in Focus, International Poverty Center, Brasilia, June.

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “Global Income Inequality.” Soundings: a journal of politics and culture, Autumn: 48-54..

Milanovic, Branko. 2007. “Globalization and the Corrupt States.” Yale Global Online. 2 November.

Rao, Vijayendra, and Woolcock, Michael. 2007. “Disciplinary Monopolies in Development Research.” Global Governance, November.

Ravallion, Martin, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula. 2007. “New Evidence on the Urbanization of Global Poverty.” World Bank Online Research Brief, March.

Ravallion, Martin, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula. 2007. “Are there Lasting Impacts of Aid to Poor Areas?” World Bank Online Featured Research Article, April.


 

Conferences and Seminars

Economía Panel Meeting, Yale University
Co-organizer: Francisco Ferreira (research@worldbank.org)
May 15

Economía Panel Meeting, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá
Co-organizer: Francisco Ferreira (research@worldbank.org)
October 16

Workshop on Community Driven Development, Islamabad
Co-organizer: Ghazala Mansuri (research@worldbank.org)
August

Social Science and Policy Seminar Series
Organizers: Vijayendra Rao and  Michael Woolcock (research@worldbank.org)

Poverty and Applied Micro Seminar Series
A total of 35 seminars were held in 2007.
Organizers: Dominique van de Walle and Peter Lanjouw (research@worldbank.org)

Poverty and Inequality Analysis Course
More information on the home page under “training.”


 

Working Papers

Almeida, Rita, and Emanuela Galasso. 2007. “Jumpstarting Self-Employment? Evidence among Welfare Participants in Argentina.” Policy Research Working Paper 4270, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Baird, Sarah, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2007. “Infant Survival over the Business Cycle in the Developing World.” Policy Research Working Paper 4346, World Bank, Washington, DC.
Provide external DEC link

Beegle, Kathleen, and Sofya Krutikova. 2007. “Adult Mortality and Children’s Transition into Marriage.” Policy Research Working Paper 4139, World Bank, Washington, DC.
Provide external DEC link

Beegle, Kathleen, Joachim De Weerdt, and Stefan Dercon. 2007. “The Long-run Impact of Orphanhood.” Policy Research Working Paper 4353, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Carletto, Calogero, Paul Winters, and FAO co-authors. 2007. “Rural Income Generationing Activities: A Cross-Country Comparison.” Background paper to World Development Report 2008.

Zezza, Alberto, Paul Winters, Benjamin Davis, Gero Carletto, Katia Covarrubias, Esteban Quinones, Kostas Stamoulis, Panayotis Karfakis, Luca Tasciotti, Stefania DiGiuseppe, and Genny Bonomi. 2007. “Rural Household Access to Assets and Agrarian Institutions: A Cross Country Comparison.” Background paper to World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development.

Carletto, Calogero, Benjamin Davis, Talip Kilic, and Alberto Zezza. 2007. “Investing Back Home: Return Migration and Business Ownership in Albania.” Policy Research Working Paper 4366, World Bank, Washington, DC.
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Carletto, Calogero, Benjamin Davis, Juna Miluka, and Alberto Zezza. 2007. “The Vanishing Farms? The Impact of International Migration on Albanian Family Farming.” Policy Research Working Paper 4367, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Carletto, Calotero, Benjamin Davis, Angeli Kirk, and Paul Winters. 2007. “Non-Traditional Crops, Traditional Constraints: The Adoption and Diffusion of Export Crops Among Guatemalan Smallholders.” Policy Research Working Paper 4347, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H.G., Phillippe G. Leite, and Matthew Wai-Poi. 2007. “Trade Liberalization, Employment Flows, and Wage Inequality in Brazil.” Policy Research Working Paper 4108, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H.G., Phillippe G. Leite, and Martin Ravallion. 2007. “Poverty Reduction without Economic Growth? Explaining Brazil’s Poverty Dynamics, 1985-2004.” Policy Research Working Paper 4431, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Friedman, Jed, and Duncan Thomas. 2007. “Psychological Health Before, During, and After an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia, 1993-2000.” Policy Research Working Paper 4386, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Galasso, Emanuela, and Nithin Umapathi. 2007. “Improving Nutritional Status through Behavioral Change: Lessons from Madagascar.” Policy Research Working Paper 4424, World Bank, Washington, DC.
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Jacoby, Hanan, and Ghazala Mansuri. 2007. "Watta Satta: Exchange Marriage and Women’s Welfare in Rural Pakistan.” Policy Research Working Paper 4126, World Bank, Washington, DC.
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Jacoby, Hanan, and Ghazala Mansuri. 2007. “Incentives, Supervision and Sharecropper Productivity.” Policy Research Working Paper 4125, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Lokshin, Michael, and Yasuyuki Sawada. 2007. “Obstacles to School Progression in Rural Pakistan: An Analysis of Gender and sibling Rivalry Using Field Survey Data.” Discussion Paper F-484, Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy, University of Tokyo.

Milanovic, Branko, Peter Lindert, and Jeffrey Williamson. 2007. “Measuring Ancient Inequality.”Policy Research Working Paper 4412, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 



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