Gabriel Demombynes

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–We examine the effects of local inequality on property and violent crime in South Africa. The findings are consistent with economic theories relating inequality to property crime and also with sociological theories that imply that inequality leads to crime in general. Burglary rates are 20-30% higher in police station jurisdictions that are the wealthiest(More)
Conditional cash transfer programs are now used extensively to encourage poor parents to increase investments in their children's human capital. These programs can be large and expensive, motivating a quest for greater efficiency through increased impact of the programs' imposed conditions on human capital formation. This requires designing the programs'(More)
Qaba provided assistance with portions of the analysis. Abstract Poverty maps, spatial descriptions of the distribution of poverty in any given country, are most useful to policy-makers and researchers when they are finely disaggregated, i.e. when they represent small geographic units, such as cities, towns, or villages. Unfortunately, almost all household(More)
Household expenditure survey data cannot yield precise estimates of poverty or inequality for small areas for which no or few observations are available. Census data are more plentiful, but typically exclude income and expenditure data. Recent years have seen a widespread use of small-area " poverty maps " based on census data enriched by relationships(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
* We would like to thank: the firm we study for sharing data with us; Michael Belzer of the University of Michigan Trucking Industry Program (UMTIP) and an UMTIP project funded by the Sloan Foundation for facilitating data access; ABSTRACT This paper draws on evidence from an internal attitude survey in the freight-handling terminals of a unionized trucking(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This poverty profile is one of the first two products prepared as part of the Sudan Poverty Assessment. The work for the Poverty Assessment is being conducted with collaboration and consultation with the Government of Sudan and the Government of Southern Sudan. The work has been undertaken as part of a broader program of analysis and(More)