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Does Child Labor Displace Schooling? Evidence on Behavioral Responses to an Enrollment Subsidy
This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does child labour displace schooling? Evidence on behavioral responses to an enrollment subsidy, conducted between 1995… Expand
Gender, Time Use, and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
The papers in this volume examine the links between gender, time use, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. They contribute to a broader definition of poverty to include time poverty, and to a broader… Expand
The changing wealth of nations 2018 : building a sustainable future
Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce… Expand
Poor areas, or only poor people?
Instead of targeting poor areas, should poverty programs target households with personal attributes that foster poverty, no matter where they live? Possibly not. There may be hidden constraints on… Expand
Rising Food Prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty Impact and Policy Responses
The increase in food prices represents a major crisis for the world's poor. This paper aims to review the evidence on the potential impact of higher food prices on poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, and… Expand
2 Poverty , Livelihoods , and Access to Basic Services in Ghana
Ghana has achieved substantial poverty reduction over the last 15 years and is on track to reduce its poverty rate by half versus the level of 1990 well before the target date of 2015 for the… Expand
Achieving child-health-related Millennium Development Goals: The role of infrastructure
Summary This paper provides an empirical analysis of the determinants of three child-health outcomes related to the Millennium Development Goals: the infant mortality rate, the child mortality rate,… Expand
Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: A Review of the Literature
Child marriage is a widespread violation of human rights. It is an impediment to social and economic development, and it is rooted in gender inequality. The low value placed on girls and women perp...
Poverty and Inequality
While there are different estimates of poverty in Mexico, there is general agreement that poverty is widespread, and that the reduction of poverty should be a key area of focus for the new… Expand
Working Long Hours and Having No Choice: Time Poverty in Guinea
This paper provides a new definition of 'time poverty' as working long hours and having no choice to do otherwise. An individual is time poor if he/she is working long hours and is also monetary… Expand