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Income inequality, educational outcomes, and digital infrastructure: Can public–private partnerships play a pivotal role in Asia and the Pacific?
By Hazwan Haini. Posted December 21, 2022
Addressing inequality requires a new strategy in today’s modern age. Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific need to tackle a new form of inequality—the digital divide.
The impact of trade opening on developing Asia: Evidence and policy implications
By Devashish Mitra. Posted February 26, 2019
Even though in aggregate, trade leads to economic gains, it almost always creates winners and losers. To design appropriate social protection policies, it is important to know the identities of these winners and losers. These policies need to be in place for equity reasons as well as to build and sustain support for free trade.
Kuznets beyond Kuznets: Structural transformation and income distribution in the era of globalization in Asia
By Saumik Paul. Posted November 12, 2018
Inequality persists and so does the global concern over it. Kuznets’ views about the inverted-U relationship between inequality and development and the subsequent transformation process have been under the lenses of researchers for a long time. Kuznets’ theory proposed the inverted-U relationship through (i) a declining share of agriculture in total output and (ii) migration from the low-income agricultural sector to the high-income industrial sector (Kuznets 1955).
Why is Income Distributed Unequally? A Comparison of Japan and the United States
By Toshiaki Aizawa, Robert Dekle and Matthias Helble. Posted March 23, 2017
Japan and the United States (US) are at similar levels of economic development, yet their income distributions are considerably different. Whereas Japan has a relatively equal income distribution, the US is marked by a high level of income inequality. What are the sources of income inequality in both countries? Our latest research aims to uncover the sources on income inequality in both countries by exploiting detailed household panel survey.
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