Working papers

On this page you will find this Social Protection related working papers published in the UNU-MERIT Working Papers series. For the full series, please visit the Working Papers series on the UNU-MERIT website.


2018

2018-040 Health insurance and patient satisfaction: Evidence from the poorest regions of Vietnam
Nga T. Q. Le, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini
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2018-039 Health insurance and self-employment transitions in Vietnam: A multinomial analysis
Nga T. Q. Le, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini
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2018-033 Price opinion data in subsidized economies: Empirical evidence from Iraq
Tareq Abu-El-Haj, Franziska Gassmann & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2018-017 Institutional factors and people's preferences in the implementation of social protection: the case of Ethiopia
Vincenzo Vinci & Keetie Roelen
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2018-012 Chinese development assistance and household welfare in sub-Saharan Africa
Bruno Martorano, Laura Metzger & Marco Sanfilippo
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2018-010 Market integration and pro-social behaviour in rural Liberia
Stephan Dietrich, Gonne Beekman & Eleonora Nillesen
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2018-009 Agricultural extension and input subsidies to reduce food insecurity. Evidence from a field experiment in the Congo
Koen Leuveld, Eleonora Nillesen, Janneke Pieters, Martha Ross, Maarten Voors & Soazic Elise Wang Sonne
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2018-007 The effect of weather index insurance on social capital: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia
Halefom Nigus, Eleonora Nillesen & Pierre Mohnen
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2018-006 The economic impacts of a social pension on recipient households with unequal access to markets in Uganda
Maria Klara Kuss, Patrick Llewellin & Franziska Gassmann
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2018-004 The relevance of local structures for economic multiplier effects of social pensions in Uganda
Maria Klara Kuss, Franziska Gassmann & Firminus Mugumya
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2017

2017-050 Effects of health insurance on labour supply: Evidence from the health care fund for the poor in Viet Nam
Nga T. Q. Le, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini
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2017-048 A profile of non-farm household enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa
Paula Nagler
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2017-040 Rates of return to antipoverty transfers in Uganda
Stephan Dietrich, Daniele Malerba, Armando Barrientos & Franziska Gassmann
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2017-029 Social protection investments, human capital, and income growth: Simulating the returns to social cash transfers in Uganda
Stephan Dietrich, Daniele Malerba, Armando Barrientos, Franziska Gassmann, Pierre Mohnen, Nyasha Tirivayi, Susan Kavuma & Fred Matovu
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2017-028 Willingness to pay for agricultural risk insurance as a strategy to adapt climate change
Tigist Mekonnen Melesse
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2017-024 Estimating the impact of sericulture adoption on farmer income in Rwanda: an application of propensity score matching
Alexis Habiyaremye
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2017-023 Regional analysis of sanitation performance in India
Debasree Bose & Arijita Dutta
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2017-020 Role of WASH and Agency in Health: A study of isolated rural communities in Nilgiris and Jalpaiguri
Shyama V. Ramani
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2017-017 Effects of health insurance on labour supply: A systematic review
Nga T. Q. Le, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini
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2017-009 Financing rural households and its impact: Evidence from randomized field experiment data
Tigist Mekonnen Melesse
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2017-002 Fostering social mobility: The case of the 'Bono de Desarrollo Humano' in Ecuador
Andres Mideros Mora & Franziska Gassmann
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2016

2016-060 On the fungibility of public and private transfers: A mental accounting approach
Jennifer Waidler
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2016-057 Poverty reduction strategies in Canada: A new way to tackle an old problem?
Geranda Notten & Rachel Laforest
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2016-047 The impact of household labor-saving technologies along the family life cycle
Raquel Tsukada & Arnaud Dupuy
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2016-046 The impact of piped water supply on household welfare
Raquel Tsukada & Degol Hailu
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2016-045 The impact of rainwater harvesting on household labor supply
Raquel Tsukada & Christian Lehmann
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2016-035 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Did they change social reality?
Janyl Moldalieva, Arip Muttaqien, Choolwe Muzyamba, Davina Osei, Eli Stoykova & Nga T. Q. Le
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2016-033 Social welfare benefits and their impacts on labour market participation among men and women in Mongolia
Franziska Gassmann, Daphne François & Lorena Zardo Trindade
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2016-030 The effect of means-tested social transfers on labour supply: heads versus spouses - An empirical analysis of work disincentives in the Kyrgyz Republic
Franziska Gassmann & Lorena Zardo Trindade
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2016-027 The affordability of the Sustainable Development Goals: A myth or reality?
Patima Chongcharoentanawat, Kaleab Haile, Bart Kleine Deters, Tamara A. Kool & Victor Osei Kwadwo
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2016-022 Public policy and mental health: What we can learn from the HIV movement
David Scheerer, Zina Nimeh & Stefan Weinmann
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2016-018 Migration, occupation and education: Evidence from Ghana
Clotilde Mahé & Wim Naudé
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2016-011 Inclusive labour market: A role for a job guarantee scheme
Saskia Klosse & Joan Muysken
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2016-003 Institutional factors and people's preferences in social protection
Franziska Gassmann, Pierre Mohnen & Vincenzo Vinci
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2015

2015-056 Pharaohs of the deep state: Social capital in an obstinate regime
Marijn Clevers & Zina Nimeh
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2015-052 Poverty traps: the neglected role of vitality
Aline Meysonnat, Joan Muysken & Adriaan van Zon
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2015-034 Moving beyond the UNSCR 1325 framework: Women as economic participants during and after conflict
Tamara A. Kool
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2015-026 The impact of unemployment insurance savings accounts on subsequent employment quality
Paula Nagler
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2015-019 Higher education and fertility: Evidence from a natural experiment in Ethiopia
Miron Tequame & Nyasha Tirivayi
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2015-018 HIV disease severity and employment outcomes in affected households in Zambia
Nyasha Tirivayi & John R Koethe
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2015-006 Poverty persistence and informal risk management: Micro evidence from urban Ethiopia
Théophile T. Azomahou & Eleni Abraham Yitbarek
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2015-002 The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting. A review of theory and evidence
Mutinta Hambayi Nseluke, Wim Groot & Nyasha Tirivayi
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2014

2014-091 Diverse we stand: Horizontal inequality and ethno-communal conflict in Indonesia
Bart Kleine Deters & Zina Nimeh
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2014-079 Obesity of women in Jordan - Prevalence and associated factors: Making a case for a comprehensive obesity policy
Sebastian Göllner & Zina Nimeh
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2014-072 Do remittances and social assistance have different impacts on expenditure patterns of recipient households? The Moldovan case
Jennifer Waidler, Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel
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2014-068 An individual-centered approach to multidimensional poverty: The cases of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
Andrea Franco-Correa
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2014-067 Widowhood and barriers to seeking health care in Uganda
Nyasha Tirivayi
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2014-066 Size and economies of scale in higher education and the implications for mergers
Nyasha Tirivayi, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & Wim Groot
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2014-065 The impact of food transfers for people living with HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Zambia
Nyasha Tirivayi & Wim Groot
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2014-064 Giving in South Africa: Determining the influence of altruism, inequality aversion and social capital
Nyasha Tirivayi
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2014-063 The effect of unconditional cash transfers on adult labour supply: A unitary discrete choice model for the case of Ecuador
Andres Mideros Mora & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2014-024 Millennium Development Goals: Tool or token of global social governance?
Mueid Al Raee, Elvis Amoateng, Elvis Avenyo, Youssef Beshay, Mira Bierbaum, Charlotte Keijser & Rashmi Sinha
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2014-023 Parental leave take up and return to work of mothers in Luxembourg: An application of the model of nested dichotomies
Nevena Zhelyazkova
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2014-022 Discovering and explaining work-family strategies of parents in Luxembourg
Nevena Zhelyazkova
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2014-011 Tipping points? Ethnic composition change in Dutch big city neighbourhoods
Cheng Boon Ong
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2014-008 School choice, segregation, and forced school closure
Cheng Boon Ong & Kristof de Witte
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2014-006 Poor trends - The pace of poverty reduction after the Millennium Development Agenda
Richard Bluhm, Denis de Crombrugghe & Adam Szirmai
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2013

2013-064 The influence of ethnic segregation and school mobility in primary education on high school dropout . Evidence from regression discontinuity at a contextual tipping point
Cheng Boon Ong & Kristof de Witte
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2013-063 Estimation of rates of return on social protection: Making the case for non-contributory social transfers in Cambodia
Andres Mideros Mora, Franziska Gassmann & Pierre Mohnen
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2013-061 Ethnic segregation and heterogeneous preferences of homeowners for housing and neighbourhood characteristics. Evidence from the Netherlands
Cheng Boon Ong & Kristof de Witte
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2013-051 The pace of poverty reduction - A fractional response approach
Richard Bluhm, Denis de Crombrugghe & Adam Szirmai
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2013-049 Parental leave within the broader work-family trajectory: What can we learn from sequence analysis?
Nevena Zhelyazkova
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2013-047 Switching off or switching source: energy consumption and household response to higher energy prices in the Kyrgyz Republic
Franziska Gassmann & Raquel Tsukada
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2013-045 Male use of parental leave in Luxembourg: Empirical analysis of administrative records
Nevena Zhelyazkova
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2013-043 The impact of migration on children left behind in Moldova
Franziska Gassmann, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler
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2013-039 How unemployment insurance savings accounts affect employment duration: Evidence from Chile
Paula Nagler
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2013-038 The influence of vulnerability on migration intentions in Afghanistan
Craig Loschmann & Melissa Siegel
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2013-031 Measuring performance: does the assessment depend on the poverty proxy?
Geranda Notten
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2013-030 Child deprivation in Ontario: A (less than perfect) comparison with Europe
Geranda Notten
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2013-026 Centre-based versus home-based childcare
Robert Bauchmüller
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2013-022 Fathers' use of parental leave. What do we know?
Nevena Zhelyazkova
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2013-018 Women entrepreneurs in the informal economy: Is formalization the only solution for business sustainability?
Shyama V. Ramani, Ajay Thutupalli, Tamas Medovarszki, Sutapa Chattopadhyay & Veena Ravichandran
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2013-013 Development and social justice: Education, training and health in Sudan
Samia S. O. M. Nour
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2012

2012-082 The impact of migration on elderly left behind in Moldova
Franziska Gassmann, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler
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2012-077 Migration and multi-dimensional poverty in Moldovan communities
Melissa Siegel & Jennifer Waidler
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2012-070 Paying informally for public health care in Albania: scarce resources or governance failure?
Sonila Tomini & Wim Groot
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2012-069 The determinants of home based long-term care utilisation in Western European countries
Sonila Tomini, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova
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2012-066 Switching the lights off: The impact of energy tariff increases on households in the Kyrgyz Republic
Franziska Gassmann
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2012-064 Chronic and transitory poverty in the Kyrgyz Republic: What can synthetic panels tell us?
Mira Bierbaum & Franziska Gassmann
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2012-061 Differential welfare state impacts for frontier working age families
Irina Burlacu & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2012-059 Determinants of the prevalence of diarrhoea in adolescents attending school: A case study of an Indian village school
Shyama V. Ramani, Timothée Frühauf, Arijita Dutta & Huub Meijers
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2012-043 Employment and wages of people living with HIV/AIDS
Pilar García-Gómez, José M. Labeaga Azcona & Juan Oliva
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2012-028 Whom to target - an obvious choice?
Esther Schuering & Franziska Gassmann
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2012-016 Gains from child-centred Early Childhood Education: Evidence from a Dutch pilot programme
Robert Bauchmüller
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2012-008 A simulation of social pensions in Europe
Frieda Vandeninden
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2012-006 Cross-national trends in permanent earnings inequality and earnings instability in Europe 1994-2001
Denisa Maria Sologon & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2012-003 Evaluating binary alignment methods in microsimulation models
Jinjing Li & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2012-002 A methodological survey of dynamic microsimulation models
Jinjing Li & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2011

2011-077 Shaping earnings instability: labour market policy and institutional factors
Denisa Maria Sologon & Cathal O'Donoghue
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2011-054 Global Framework for differential pricing of pharmaceuticals
Rutger Daems, Edith Maes & Shyama V. Ramani
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2011-046 Preferences for conditioning and being conditioned - experimental & survey evidence from Zambia
Esther Schuering
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2011-042 Protecting vulnerable families in Central Asia: Poverty, vulnerability and the impact of the economic crisis
Franziska Gassmann
This paper was commissioned by the Social and Economic Policy Unit of the UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS)and also appeared as: Innocenti Working Paper No. 2011-05.
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2011-020 On India's plunge into Nanotechnology: What are good ways to catch-up?
Shyama V. Ramani, Nupur Chowdhury, Roger Coronini & Susan Reid
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2011-016 Voluntary agreements and community development as CSR in innovation strategies
Vivekananda Mukherjee & Shyama V. Ramani
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2011-014 A historical perspective on immigration and social protection in the Netherlands
Melissa Siegel & Chris de Neubourg
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2011-011 Microeconomic analysis of rural nonfarm activities in the Kyrgyz Republic: What determines participation and returns?
Aziz Atamanov & M. van den Berg
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2010

2010-026 CSR and market changing product innovations: Indian case studies
Shyama V. Ramani & Vivekananda Mukherjee
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2010-019 Catching up in pharmaceuticals: a comparative study of India and Brazil
Samira Guennif & Shyama V. Ramani
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2010-018 On the Delivery of Pro-Poor Innovations: Managerial Lessons from Sanitation Activists in India
Shyama V. Ramani, Shuan SadreGhazi & Geert Duysters
A revised version of this working paper is published as : Ramani, Shyama V. , Shuan SadreGhazi & Geert Duysters, 2012, On the diffusion of toilets as Bottom of the Pyramid innovation: Lessons from sanitation entrepreneurs, Technological Forecasting and S.
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2009


2008

2008-041 Experimentation with strategy and the evolution of dynamic capability in the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector
Dinar Kale, Shyama V. Ramani & Suma Athreye
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2008-012 Playing in Invisible Markets: Innovations in the Market for Toilets to Harness the Economic Power of the Poor
Shyama V. Ramani
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