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On the Decomposition and Dynamics of Inequality of Opportunities: A Special Focus on Early Childhood Health and Nutrition in Tunisia

Mohamed Amara and Hatem Jemmali

It is widely recognized in the public health literature that health and nutrition during the early childhood period have important long-term and sometimes irreversible consequences on health and wellbeing later ... read more


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Inequality of Opportunities among Tunisian Children over Time and Space

Hatem Jemmali

This paper attempts to provide additional light on the structure and dynamics of inequality of opportunity among Tunisian children during the period 2005-2010. The main steps involved in the analysis ... read more


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The Role of Fiscal Policy in Fighting Poverty and Reducing Inequality in Iran: An Application of the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Framework

Ali Enami, Nora Lustig and Alireza Taqdiri

This paper evaluates the role of fiscal system in Iran in reducing poverty and inequality. We employ the marginal contribution approach in which the effect of each component of ... read more


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Inequality Decomposition in the Arab Region: Application to Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Tunisia

Racha Ramadan, Vladimir Hlasny and Vito Intini

Economic inequality across socio-demographic groups in the Arab region is high and growing. This paper evaluates the differentials in household expenditures across rural/urban areas, female/male-headed households, non-educated/educated-headed households and non-employed/employed-headed ... read more


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Inequality of Opportunity in Wages and Consumption in Egypt

Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft, John Roemer and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

We provide in this paper measures of inequality of opportunity of wages and consumption for Egypt at different points in time from 1988 to 2012. A standard way of measuring ... read more


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Inequality of Opportunity in Income and Consumption: The Middle East and North Africa Region in Comparative Perspective

Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft, John Roemer and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Social justice has been a central theme in the political turmoil affecting the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Perplexingly, standard measures of inequality are not particularly high for MENA ... read more


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Harnessing the Sun and Wind for Economic Development? An Economy-Wide Assessment for Egypt

Perrihan Al-Riffai, Julian Blohmke, Clemens Breisinger and Manfred Wiebelt

While the recent political transition in Egypt has put much-needed policy reforms on hold, our paper suggests that under certain conditions, fostering the national renewable energy strategy may be a ... read more


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Top Incomes and the Measurement of Inequality in Egypt

Vladimir Hlasny and Paolo Verme

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, people’s awareness of income inequality has increased across the globe and this is sometimes at odds with income inequality measured with household ... read more


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Wage Inequality and Wage Mobility in Turkey

Aysit Tansel, Basak Dalgic and Aytekin Guven

This paper investigates wage inequality and wage mobility in Turkey using the Surveys on Income and Living Conditions (SILC). This is the first paper that explores wage mobility for Turkey. ... read more


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Inequality of Opportunity in Individuals’ Wages and Households’ Assets in Egypt

Rami Galal and Hoda El Enbaby

Inequality has often been cited as one of the leading sources of discontent in Egypt and one of the causes of the 2011 revolution. However, there is no consensus on ... read more


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Measuring Top Incomes and lnequality in the Middle East: Data Limitations and Illustration with the Case of Egypt

Facundo Alvaredo and Thomas Piketty

This paper discusses the data limitations associated with the measurement of top incomes and inequality in the Middle East, with special emphasis to the case of Egypt. It has been ... read more