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Rural wages in Asia

Rural wages in Asia

Research reports and studies, October 2014
An end to the seemingly inexhaustible source of cheap, unskilled labour in Asia is within sight as rural wages rise sharply across the region. The Rural Wages in Asia report, a comprehensive study of rural wages in the continent, shows that lower birth rates, combined with growing demand for labour in factories which is pulling workers away from rural areas, are behind this trend.
Drivers of change in gender norms: An annotated bibliography

Drivers of change in gender norms: An annotated bibliography

Research reports and studies, September 2014
Rachel Marcus, Ella Page
This annotated bibliography highlights selected texts on the drivers of change in gender norms. It is part of a series of work on the multi-year, multi-country DFID funded project, 'Transforming the lives of adolescent girls and young women'.
Adolescent girls and gender justice: Country reports - Year 2

Adolescent girls and gender justice: Country reports - Year 2

Research reports and studies, September 2014
Fiona Samuels, Nicola Jones, Paola Pereznieto, Anita Ghimire, Grace Bantebya, Florence Muhanguzi, Carol Watson, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Tran Thi Van Anh, Bekele Tefera, Janey Stephenson, Taveeshi Gupta,Guday Emire, Betlehem Gebre, Kiya Gezhegne
These reports present findings from the second round of fieldwork conducted as part of the DFID-funded multi-year policy research programme, ‘Transforming the lives of adolescent girls’ exploring gender justice for adolescent girls in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam. This year the country studies focus on two key issues for adolescent girls: education and early marriage
Shockwatch bulletin: Developing countries and the slowdown in China

Shockwatch bulletin: Developing countries and the slowdown in China

Working and discussion papers, September 2014
Judith Tyson, , Jane Kenan and Zhenbo Hou
This paper focuses on the risks in the Chinese financial system, concluding that while an orderly unwind is expected, the current forecast by the International Monetary Fund of a very moderate impact of unwinding these risks is excessively optimistic. It then examines the impacts on low-income countries (LICs) and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) – which is primarily through exports – and suggests short-term policy responses need to be focused on stabilization but that, longer-term, the expected rebalancing of the Chinese economy towards consumption and higher-productivity production offers new opportunities for developing countries. Further research and policy support is needed to help them seize this opportunity.
The costs and economic impact of violence against children

The costs and economic impact of violence against children

Research reports and studies, September 2014
Paola Pereznieto, Andres Montes, Solveig Routier and Lara Langston
This study estimates that the global economic impacts and costs resulting from the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. This massive cost is higher than the investment required to prevent much of that violence.

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