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Caught between the local and the (trans)national: EU citizens at the front-line of German welfare policy
The study reflected on what happens when EU migrant applicants claim poverty-relieving, non-contributory UB II benefits in local German job centres. The data challenged the common pretence of EU policy debates that the s...Read more...
20 January 2020
Developing an indicator-based framework for monitoring older people's human rights: key findings for Peru, Mozambique and Kyrgyzstan
This project was commissioned by HelpAge International as a basis for broader efforts to develop an indicator-based system for monitoring older people’s human rights in different countries across the world. The project h...Read more...
21 August 2013
Selectivity and the gender wage gap decomposition in the presence of a joint decision process
Marcia M Schafgans and Morton Stelcnery
In this paper we revisit the gender decomposition of wages in the presence of selection bias. We show that when labor market participation decisions of couples are not independent, the sample selection corrections used i...Read more...
Development Economics Paper
Gender Discrimination and Growth: Theory and Evidence from India
Gender inequality is an acute and persistent problem, especially in developing countries. This paper argues that gender discrimination is an inefficient practice. We model gender discrimination as the complete exclusion ...Read more...
Reviewing the Terms of Inclusion: Transactional processes, currencies and context
This paper sets out an overarching theoretical framework for explaining and exploring the processes of social exclusion, incorporating themes from the literature. It proposes that inclusion hinges on participation in soc...Read more...
Gender Wage Differences in Malaysia: Parametric and Semiparametric Estimation
Marcia M Schafgans
This paper is an empirical study on the labor force in (Peninsular) Malaysia. It applies both parametric and semiparametric sample selection methods to the estimation of wage equations. These equations are then used to a...Read more...