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Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in Ghana

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.

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Do Social Transfers “Crowd-Out” Remittances: Evidence from Bosnia

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.

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Sources of Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria

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.

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Models for Stability and Growth, Structural Reforms, Conditionality, and EU Surveillance Criteria

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).

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Subgroup and Shapley Value Decompositions of Multidimensional Inequality: An Application to South East European Countries

Inequality is often discussed along a single dimension like income. This is reflected in the various decomposition approaches of inequality indices

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Effectiveness of Foreign Aid on Poverty Reduction in Kenya

Does Oversees Development Assistance (ODA) – foreign aid in common parlance – reduce poverty? This study explores this question in the Kenyan context. 

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Women’s Self-employment in Poland: A Strategy for Combining Work and Childcare?

This study investigates whether self-employment, which generally offers greater flexibility with respect to the hours and place of work

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Wage Dynamics and Workers’ Mobility During Deep Recessions

This paper analyzes the effects of wage rigidity, on both labor market dynamics and unemployment volatility, by comparing two European economies, Spain and Latvia, with very different wage dynamics.

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Measuring Inequality in CIS Countries: Theory and Empirics

This paper focuses on robust analysis of distributions and heavy-tailedness characteristics for data on income and wealth for the World, Russia and post-Soviet Central Asian economies. 

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Congestion Charge in Sao Paulo city: Likely Traffic Effects

This report aims to estimate the welfare and traffic effects of a hypothetical congestion charge in Sao Paulo.

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