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Inequality

WPS6449The inequality possibility frontier : extensions and new applicationsMilanovic, Branko2013/05
WPS5888Explaining the demand for sovereigntySambanis, Nicholas; Milanovic, Branko2011/11
WPS5873The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunityFerreira, Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie2011/11
WPS5820Global inequality : from class to location, from proletarians to migrantsMilanovic, Branko2011/09
WPS5044Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuriesMilanovic, Branko2009/09
WPS4780Reform and inequality during the transition : an analysis using panel household survey data, 1990-2005Milanovic, Branko; Ersado, Lire2008/11
WPS4412Measuring ancient inequalityMilanovic,Branko; Lindert, Peter H.; Williamson, Jeffrey G.2007/11
WPS3571Does tariff liberalization increase wage inequality ? - Some empirical evidenceMilanovic, Branko; Squire, Lyn2005/04
WPS2561Democracy and income inequality : an empirical analysisGradstein, Mark; Milanovic, Branko; Ying, Yvonne2001/03
WPS2292Dividing the spoils - pensions, privatization, and reform in Russia's transitionKapstein, Ethan B.; Milanovic, Branko2000/03

Pro-Poor Growth

WPS6451Non-farm diversification, poverty, economic mobility and income inequality : a case study in village IndiaHimanshu; Lanjouw, Peter; Murgai, Rinku; Stern, Nicholas2013/05
WPS6448Trade insulation as social protectionDo, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei A.; Ravallion, Martin2013/05
WPS6429Risk sharing and internal migrationDe Weerdt, Joachim; Hirvonen, Kalle2013/04
WPS6207Handwashing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in VietnamChase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan2012/09
WPS5878Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in IndonesiaCarneiro, Pedro; Lokshin, Michael; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Umapathi, Nithin2011/11
WPS5873The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunityFerreira, Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie2011/11
WPS5883The regressive demands of demand-driven developmentBaird, Sarah; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk2011/11
WPS5601A practical comparison of the bivariate probit and linear IV estimatorsChiburis, Richard C.; Das, Jishnu; Lokshin, Michael2011/03
WPS5405Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital : an evaluation of the Schultz hypothesisKing, Elizabeth M.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Orazem, Peter F.2010/08
WPS5337Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villagesLanjouw, Peter; Rao, Vijayendra2010/06
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Poverty and Inequality Data

WPS6446Conducting ethical economic research: complications from the fieldAlderman, Harold; Das, Jishnu; Rao, Vijayendra2013/05
WPS6259Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview--Milanovic, Branko2012/11
WPS5878Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in IndonesiaCarneiro, Pedro; Lokshin, Michael; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Umapathi, Nithin2011/11
WPS5873The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunityFerreira, Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie2011/11
WPS5812Family planning and fertility : estimating program effects using cross-sectional dataPortner, Claus C ; Beegle, Kathleen; Christiaensen, Luc2011/09
WPS5414Explaining variation in child labor statisticsDillon, Andrew; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Serneels, Pieter2010/09
WPS5405Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital : an evaluation of the Schultz hypothesisKing, Elizabeth M.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Orazem, Peter F.2010/08
WPS5337Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villagesLanjouw, Peter; Rao, Vijayendra2010/06
WPS5284Poverty lines across the worldRavallion, Martin2010/04
WPS5145Four critiques of the redistribution hypothesis : an assessmentMilanovic, Branko2009/12
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Small Area Estimation Poverty Maps

WPS5683Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty : validation and applicationsChristiaensen, Luc; Lanjouw, Peter; Luoto, Jill; Stifel, David2011/06
WPS4724Simulating the impact of geographic targeting on poverty alleviation in Morocco : what are the gains from disaggregation ?Douidich, Mohammed; Ezzrari, Abdeljouad; Lanjouw, Peter2008/09
WPS4513Brazil within Brazil : testing the poverty map methodology in Minas GeraisElbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter; Leite, Phillippe George2008/02
WPS4155How good a map ? Putting small area estimation to the testDemombynes, Gabriel; Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter2007/03
WPS3997Local inequality and project choice : theory and evidence from EcuadorAraujo, M. Caridad; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Ozler, Berk2006/08
WPS3662Micro-level estimation of child malnutrition indicators and its application in CambodiaFujii, Tomoki2005/07
WPS3592Which inequality matters? Growth evidence based on small area welfare estimates in UgandaSchipper, Youdi; Hoogeveen, Johannes G.2005/05
WPS3313On the unequal inequality of poor communitiesElbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Mistiaen, Johan; Ozler, Berk; Simler, Ken2004/05
WPS2925Crime and local inequality in South AfricaDemombynes, Gabriel; Ozler, Berk2002/11
WPS2911Micro-level estimation of welfareElbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter2002/10

Other Working Papers

WPS5284Poverty lines across the worldRavallion, Martin2010/04
WPS5245Using mixed methods in monitoring and evaluation : experiences from international developmentBamberger, Michael; Rao, Vijayendra; Woolcock, Michael2010/03
WPS5145Four critiques of the redistribution hypothesis : an assessmentMilanovic, Branko2009/12
WPS5152U.S. and them : the geography of academic researchDas, Jishnu; Do, Quy-Toan; Shaines, Karen; Srinivasan, Sowmya2009/12
WPS5132Mental health in the aftermath of conflictDo, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Lakshmi2009/11
WPS5142Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints : long-term welfare impacts of export crop adoption among guatemalan smallholdersCarletto, Calogero; Kilic, Talip; Kirk, Angeli2009/11
WPS5076Demographic and socioeconomic patterns of HIV/AIDS prevalence in AfricaBeegle, Kathleen; de Walque, Damien2009/10
WPS5090Designing cost-effective cash transfer programs to boost schooling among young women in Sub-Saharan AfricaBaird, Sarah; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk2009/10
WPS5096Missing women and India's religious demographyBorooah, Vani; Do, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi, Shareen2009/10
WPS5089The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young womenBaird, Sarah; Chirwa, Ephraim; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk2009/10
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