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W. Arthur Lewis’ best-known contribution to development economics was his path-breaking work on the transfer of labour from a traditional to a modern capitalist sector in conditions of unlimited supplies of labour. His article, “Development with...
At the beginning of 2011, there were 5.4 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, meaning that we have effectively achieved the goal of bringing all of the world’s people within reach of the benefits of information and communication...
A report from the 2030 Water Resources Group (November 2009), Charting Our Water Future: Economic Frameworks to Inform Decision-making, suggests that by 2030, in some developing regions of the world, water demand will exceed supply by 50 per cent....
Despite its importance, the literature on wage differentials between public- and privatesectors employees in Latin America is sparse. This article analyses the wage gap between the two sectors in Chile, based on monthly longitudinal data obtained...
A number of studies have confirmed that in all capitalist * economies which have attained a certain degree of industrial development a segmentation of the urban formal labour market occurs, one of the consequences of which is greater inequality in...
  • 02 Aug 2011
  • Dante Contreras, Sebastián Gallegos
  • Pages: 18
This work helps to explain the determinants of wage distribution in Latin America in the 1990s. The study employs the basic model of wage variance decomposition developed by Fields (2002), on the basis of an estimated Mincer wage equation adjusted...
  • 31 Dec 2014
  • Germán Alarco Tosoni
  • Pages: 16
This article builds series of wage shares in gross domestic product (gdp) for 15 Latin American economies individually and as a group for the period 1950-2010. Using different methodologies, it is established that wage share is non-linear and has...
This article takes as its working hypothesis the postulation that while the international recession makes it necessary to effect internal adjustments involving a lower level of activity, there are various alternative ways of tackling the situation,...
When the wall came down 20 years ago it was the end of a regime whose cruelty was vividly represented by images of the lengths to which it went to keep its citizens within its borders. Who can forget the images of cars being searched as they exited...
The name Walter is taken from a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the army” (http:/www.behindthename.com), yet the Walter I was honoured to meet and connect with, like a mother to a son, is a beautifully made gentle soul, soft spoken, always smiling...
Pneumonia, an acute infection of the lungs, is the biggest killer of children worldwide even though it is treatable and easily preventable with vaccines.
The Millennium Development Goals are likely to remain important for the long-term task of eradicating poverty beyond 2015. But development policy is being challenged by a host of new and old issues brought into focus by the quadruple crises of the...
African leaders are expressing a renewed sense of urgency to tackle youth unemployment on the continent and are beginning to develop and implement plans to create jobs. “In Africa, the problem of youth unemployment is more complex than in some other...
  • 18 Jun 2018
  • Virginie Helias
  • Pages: 6
The consumer goods industry has entered an era of responsibility, where companies, consumers, governments and non-governmental organizations are collaborating more and more frequently to address some of the biggest challenges facing the world. We now...
  • 25 Apr 2013
  • Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros, Siegfried Demuth, Anil Mishra
  • Pages: 4
The twenty-first century, referred to as the Anthropocene, will leave us with tremendous environmental changes. Unprecedented population growth, a changing climate, rapid urbanization, expansion of infrastructure, migration, land conversion and...
Water plays a crucial role in the development of mankind. From time immemorial people have settled near water, which has always been a source of life and well-being. Humanity has praised and glorified it as a sacred resource for thousands of years.
The World Water Council (WWC) considers the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be an endeavour of the highest importance for the achievement of water security throughout the world, which is crucial for a prosperous and...
The sustainability of development remains an academic concept unless it is linked to clear objectives that must be attained in given territories and to the management processes needed to achieve this. Management of the natural resources located...
The nature of property rights regimes has great influence on patterns of water and other natural resource development, and hence on economic development in general.
Water is a scarce resource which has an economic value and fulfills important ecological and social functions. For this reason, it is normally considered a public good of the State, which grants user rights to private individuals. These rights arc...
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