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Poverty and Inequality: 2011 Publications

Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Data and Software
Working Papers 

Journal Articles

Alderman, Harold H., and Michael Lokshin. 2011. “Tall Claims: Mortality Bias and Children Heights.” Economics and Human Biology 9(4): 393-406.

Baird, Sarah, Craig Mcintosh, and Berk Ozler. 2011."Cash or Condition: Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(4).

Beegle, Kathleen, Joachim De Weerdt, and Stefan Dercon. 2011."Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania: Evidence from a Tracking Survey." Review of Economics and Statistics 93(3): 1010-33.

Bhargava, Alok, A. Guntupalli, and Michael Lokshin. 2011. “Health Care Utilization, Socioeconomic Factors and Child Health in India.” Journal of Biosocial Science 43(6): 701-15.

Carletto, Calogero, Katia Covarrubias and John Maluccio. 2011."Migration and Child Growth in Rural Guatemala." Food Policy 36(1): 16-27.

Carletto, Calogero, and Talip Kilic. 2011."Moving Up the Ladder? The Impact of Migration Experience on Occupational Mobility in Albania." Journal of Development Studies 47(6): 846-69.

Carletto, Calogero, Talip Kilic, and Angeli Kirk. 2011."Nontraditional Crops, Traditional Constraints: The Long-Term Welfare Impacts of Export Crop Adoption among Guatemalan Smallholders." Agricultural Economics 42, S1: 61-75.

Chen, Shaohua, and Martin Ravallion. 2011."Developing World is Poorer than We Thought, but No Less Successful in the Fight against Poverty." Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(4): 1577-1625.

Fernald, Lia, Ann Weber, Emanuela Galasso, and Lisy Ratsifandrihamanana.  2011."Socio-Economic Gradients and Child Development in a Very Low Income Population: Evidence from Madagascar." Developmental Science 14(1): 832-47.

Ferreira, Francisco H.G. 2011."Poverty is Multidimensional. But what are we going to do about it? – A Comment." Journal of Economic Inequality 9 (3): 493-95.

Ferreira, Francisco H.G., and Jérémie Gignoux. 2011."The Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and an Application to Latin America." Review of Income and Wealth 57(4): 622-57. 

Ferreira, Francisco H.G., Jérémie Gignoux, and Meltem Aran. 2011."Measuring Inequality of Opportunity with Imperfect Data: The Case of Turkey." Journal of Economic Inequality 9(4): 651-80.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Derek Blades, and Maria Ana Lugo. 2011."The Informal Economy in Developing Countries: An Introduction." Review of Income and Wealth 57(1): 1-7.

Friedman, Jed, Norbert Schady, and Sarah Baird. 2011.  "Aggregate Income Shocks and Infant Mortality in the Developing World." Review of Economics and Statistics 93(2): 847-56.

Friedman, Jed, Alison Buttenheim, and Harold H. Alderman. 2011.  "Impact Evaluation of School Feeding Programs in Lao PDR." Journal of Development Effectiveness 3(4): 520-42.

Galasso, Emanuela. 2011."Alleviating Extreme Poverty in Chile: The Short Term Effects of Chile Solidario." Cuadernos de Economia 38(1): 101-27.

Galasso, Emanuela, Nithin Umapathi, and Jeffrey Yau. 2011.  "Nutritional Gains from Extended Exposure to a Large-scale Nutrition Programme." Journal of African Economies 20(5): 673-703.

Isser, Deborah, Deval Desai and Michael Woolcock. 2011. “Rethinking Justice Reform in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: Lessons for Enhancing the Capacity of Development Agencies” World Bank Legal Review 3: 241-62.

Lokshin, Michael, and Kathleen Beegle. 2011."Foregone Earnings from Smoking: Evidence for a Developing Country." Research in Labor Economics 33: 209-38.

Lokshin, Michael, and Zurab Sajaia. 2011. “Impact of Interventions on Discrete Outcomes: Maximum Likelihood Estimation of the Binary Choice Models with Binary Endogenous Regressors.” The Stata Journal 3(2).

Milanovic, Branko. 2011. “A Short History of Global Inequality: The Past Two Centuries.” Explorations in Economic History 48 (4, December): 494-506.

Montenegro, Claudio E., Mariana Pereira, and Isidro Soloaga. 2011."El Efecto de China en el Comercio Internacional de America Latina." Estudios de Economía 38(2): 341-68.

Ravallion, Martin, and Shaohua Chen. 2011. “Weakly Relative Poverty.” Review of Economics and Statistics  93(4, November): 1251-61.

Winters, Paul, Timothy Essam, Alberto Zezza, Benjamin Davis, and Calogero Carletto. 2011."Patterns of Rural Development: A Cross-Country Comparison Using Microeconomic Data." Journal of Agricultural Economics 61(3): 628–51. Abstract

Zezza, Alberto, and Carlo Azzarri. 2011."International Migration and Nutritional Outcomes in Tajikistan." Food Policy 36(1): 54-70.

Zezza, Alberto
, Paul Winters, Benjamin Davis, Gero Carletto, Katia Covarrubias, Esteban Quinones, and Luca Tasciotti. 2011."Rural Household Access to Assets and Markets: A Cross Country Comparison." European Journal of Development Research 23: 569–97.

Zezza, Alberto, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, and Paul Winters, ed. 2011. Assessing the Impact of Migration on Food and Nutrition Security. Special Issue of Food Policy 36(1).

Zezza, Alberto, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, and Paul Winters. 2011."Assessing the Impact of Migration on Food and Nutrition Security." Food Policy 36(1): 1-6.


Foster, James, Michael Lokshin, Suman Seth, and Sergiy Radjakin. 2011. Analysis of Poverty and Inequality. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Rao, Vijayendra, Michael Woolcock, Christopher Bayly, and Simon Szreter  eds.  2011.  History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue. London: Manchester University Press.

Lanjouw, Peter, and Rinku Murgai. 2011. Perspectives on Poverty in India: Stylized Facts from Survey Data. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Porta, Emilio, Gustavo Arcia, Kevin Macdonald, Sergiy Radyakin, and Michael Lokshin. 2011. Assessing Sector Performance and Inequality in Education. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Tesliuk, Emil, Michael Lokshin, Stephen Younger, Phillippe Leite, and Zurab Sajaia. 2011.
Assessing Social Transfers. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Wagstaff, Adam, Marcel Bilger, Zurab Sajaia, and Michael Lokshin. 2011. Health Equity and Financial Protection: Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Edited Volume

Patrick Barron, Michael Woolcock, and Rachel Diprose. 2011. Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia. New Haven. Yale University Press.

Book Chapters

Azzarri, Carlo, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, and Alberto Zezza. 2011.  "The Evolution of Albanian Migration and its Role in Poverty Reduction." In Migration and Poverty: Toward Better Opportunities for the Poor, ed. Edmundo Murrugara, Jennica Larrison,  Marcin Sasin. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Chomitz, Kenneth M., Catherine Corson, Larry Gorenflo, Grady Harper, Miroslav Honzák, and Berk Ozler. 2011.  "Exploring the Association between People and Deforestation in Madagascar." In Human Population: Its Influences on Biological Diversity. ed. R. Cincotta and L. Gorenflo.Berlin: Springer.
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Crespo, Anna and Francisco H.G. Ferreira. 2011. “Inequality of Opportunity in Latin America: Economic Well-being, Education and Health.” In The Great Gap: Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Latin America, ed. Merike Blofield. University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press.
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Woolcock, Michael. 2011. “Civil Society and Social Capital.” In Oxford Handbook of Civil Society,  ed. Michael Edwards. New York. Oxford University Press, 197-208.
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Ferreira, Francisco H.G., and David Robalino. 2011. “Social Protection in Latin America: Achievements and Limitations.” In Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics, ed. José Antonio Ocampo and Jaime Ros. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
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Friedman, Jed, and Jennifer Sturdy. 2011."The Influence of Economic Crisis on Early Childhood Development: A Review of Pathways and Measured Impact." In No Small Matter: The Impact of Poverty, Shocks, and Human Capital Investments in Early Childhood Development. ed. Harold Alderman.Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Seminars & Training

Poverty and Applied Micro Seminars (internal only)
Contacts: Dominique van de Walle and Quy-Toan Do,

Poverty and Inequality Analysis Course (yearly)
Contact: Michael Woolcock and Vijayendra Rao

Social Science and Policy Seminars (internal only)
This seminar series presents scholarly work in the non-economic social sciences of anthropology, sociology, philosophy and political science that has implications for development thought and policy.
Contact: Varun Gauri


Rainfall data from 172 weather stations in Viet Nam (1975-2006) (2011)
Daily rainfall data obtained from Vietnam's HydroMeteorological Data Center from 172 weather stations active from 1975 to2006. The list of weather stations with GIS coordinates provided.(Data used in "Natural Disasters and Household Welfare: Evidence from Vietnam", Working Paper No. 5491, December 2010.)


Friedman, Jed.  2011. World Bank Development Impact Blog (26 entries)

Goldstein, Markus. World Bank Development Impact Blog (25 entries)

Ozler, Berk. World Bank Development Impact Blog (30 entries)

Woolcock, Michael. 2011. "Development Practitioners: Missionaries, Technocrats or Diplomats?" Guest contribution to the World Bank’s Governance Blog (June 2, 2011)

Woolcock, Michael. 2011."The Importance of Time and Trajectories in Understanding Project Effectiveness." Guest contributor to the World Bank’s Impact Evaluations Blog (May 5, 2011)

Working Papers 

Baird, Sarah, Jacobus Dehoop, and Berk Ozler. 2011.  "Income Shocks and Adolescent Mental Health." Policy Research Working Paper 5644, World Bank, Washington, DC.  

Baird, Sarah, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Ozler. 2011. “The Regressive Demands of Demand-Driven Development.” Policy Research Working Paper 5883, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beegle, Kathleen, Gero Carletto, and Kristen Himelein. 2011.  "Reliability of Recall in Agricultural Data." Policy Research Working Paper 5671, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Buttenheim, Alison, Harold H. Alderman, and Jed Friedman. 2011.  "Impact Evaluation of School Feeding Programs in Lao PDR." Policy Research Working Paper 5518. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Carletto, Calogero, Sarah Savastano, and Alberto Zezza. 2011. “Fact or Artefact: The Impact of Measurement Errors on the Farm Size - Productivity Relationship”. Policy Research Working Paper 5908, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Jeremie Gignoux. 2011. “The Measurement of Educational Inequality: Achievement and Opportunity.” Policy Research Working Paper 5873, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Anna Fruttero, Philippe Leite, and Leonardo Luchetti. 2011. "Rising Food Prices and Household Welfare: Evidence from Brazil in 2008." Policy Research Working Paper 5652, Washington, DC. World Bank.

Carneiro, Pedro, Michael Lokshin, Cristobal Ridao-Cano, and Nithin Umapathi. 2011. “Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia.” Policy Research Working Paper 5878, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Chiburis, Richard, Jishnu Das, and Michael Lokshin. 2011.  "A Practical Comparison of the Bivariate Probit and Linear IV Estimators." Policy Research Working Paper 5601, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Chiongson, Rea, Deval Desai, Teresa Marchiori and Michael Woolcock.  2011. "The Role of Law and Justice Institutions in Achieving Gender Equality." Background paper for the World Development Report 2012 on Gender.

Christiaensen, Luc, Peter Lanjouw, Jill Luoto, and David Stifel. 2011. "Small Area Estimation-Based Prediction Methods to Track Poverty: Validation and Applications." Policy Research Working Paper 5683, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cruces, Guillermo, Peter Lanjouw, Leonardo Lucchetti, Elizaveta Perova, Renos Vakis, and Mariana Viollaz. 2011 “Intra-generational mobility and repeated cross-sections: a three-country validation exercise.” Policy Research Working Paper 5916, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica, John Bongaarts, and John Cleland. 2011."Population, poverty, and sustainable development: a review of the evidence." Policy Research Working Paper 5719, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gauri, Varun, Michael Woolcock, and Deval Desai. 2011. "Intersubjective Meaning and Collective Action in 'Fragile' Societies: Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications." Policy Research Working Paper 5707, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Milanovic, Branko. 2011. “Global Inequality: From Class to Location, from Proletarians to Migrants.” Policy Research Working Paper 5820, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Milanovic, Branko, and Nicholas Sambanis. 2011.  "Explaining the Demand for Sovereignty." Policy Research Working Paper 5888, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ozler, Berk, and David McKenzie. 2011. “The Impact of Economics Blogs.” Policy Research Working Paper 5783, World Bank. Washington, DC.

Portner, Claus C., Kathleen Beegle, and Luc Christiaensen. 2011. “Family Planning and Fertility : Estimating Program effects Using Cross-Sectional Data." Policy Research Working Paper 5812, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Woolcock, Michael, Deval Desai, and Varun Gauri. 2011.  "Intersubjective Meaning and Collective Action in ‘Fragile’ Societies: Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications." Policy Research Working Paper 5707, World Bank, Washington, DC. 


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