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    Does child sponsorship pay off in adulthood ? an international study of impacts on income and wealth

    Wydick,Bruce W., Glewwe,Paul W., Rutledge,Laine  |  Feb 10, 2016
    This research estimates the impact of international child sponsorship on adult income and wealth of formerly sponsored children using data on 10,144 individuals in six countries. To identify causal effects, an ...
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    Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin

    Goldstein,Markus P., Houngbedji,Kenneth, Kondylis,Florence, O'Sullivan,Michael B., Selod,Harris  |  Feb 01, 2016
    Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are less likely than men to own land. They also use less land and have lower tenure security over the land that they use. This gap is costly in terms of lost productive output. The...
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    How equitable is access to finance in turkey ? evidence from the latest global FINDEX

    Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De, Inan,Osman Kaan, Yang,Judy  |  Jan 28, 2016
    Access to finance is a key component of poverty reduction, as it enables individuals to make economic decisions that can improve their welfare. The equality of access among different groups in society is also ...
  • WORKING PAPER

    Ninis in Uruguay

    Jan 15, 2016
    In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with...
  • WORKING PAPER

    Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil

    Jan 15, 2016
    In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with...
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