The proportion of people living in extreme poverty, especially in Nigeria, fell only marginally between 1990 and 2006. The primary objective of this study is to systematically capture the impact of price changes on poverty in Nigeria.
In Romania, the public sector still employs about 30 percent of the workforce, and the wage bill is around 20 percent of the current budget expenditures. The purpose of the research is to shed light on the determinants of the public-private wage differential and on the dynamics and decomposition of wage inequality between the private and public sector in 2004 and 2009.
This paper attempts to construct a multidimensional inequality index with three variables – in addition to the usual one of income – by including health, education and housing quality in the context of three large South-East European countries – Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia – for which comparable Household Budget Surveys were available.
This paper investigates the determinants of female labor force participation in Ghana at two points in time, 1991 and 2006. It examines individual and household attributes that affect female labor force participation and whether motherhood and the presence of children at home have the tendency of reducing a woman’s propensity to engage in paid work.
This paper attempts to investigate the presence of the “crowding out” effect in Bosnia by analyzing a model of interaction between social transfers – such as pensions or health care services – and remittances, using the two-stage Heckman’s selection method.
Bulgaria was affected by various adverse economic and demographic processes, which were particularly severe during the first half of the 1990s. This paper analyzes the extent to which socio-demographic characteristics of the household could be considered as sources of income inequality.
This review paper represents the policy part of a report on financial risks in Southeast Europe. It aims to propose a set of surveillance mechanisms and criteria that European Union (EU) could use to assess the stability and sustainability of economic progress of the Future Member States (FMS).