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How solar-powered water pumps are helping Pakistani farmers adjust to climate change.

This paper provides an overview of the youth employment challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. It gives context on the overall economic and employment climate in the region, and takes stock of what is known — and not known — about youth...

This paper provides evidence on whether the minimum wage (MW) has affected
gender wage gaps in urban China. Several major conclusions emerge. First, from
1995 to 2007, the proportion of workers whose wages were below the regional
MW level was greater for female workers than for...

The proportion of women workers receiving less than minimum wages is much higher than that of men in India, though there is little difference in Brazil. In India, among social groups, Scheduled Tribes are particularly disadvantaged. In Brazil white workers are less likely than non-whites to fall...

As inequality is embedded in history and society, this paper provides a long term historical framework for the analysis of labour market inequality in India. Inequality depends on forces and factors at different levels, local, national, or international, either directly – through the mechanisms...

For three years (2013 – 2015), a comprehensive research on entrepreneurship has been carried out to understand the nature, characteristics and dynamics of entrepreneurs and enterprise formation within Southeast Asia, including perceptions, aspirations and practices of women and youth with...

In this dissertation, I focus on the migration of Zimbabweans to South Africa and on their living conditions after they settled there. I cover the years from 2000 to 2010. This migration is important to study for several reasons. The departure of Zimbabweans during those years was extraordinary...

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