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Microfinance and child mortality
This article conducts the first multi-country study of the effect of microfinance on child mortality. The findings confirm that an increase in the proportion of MFI clients in a country is significantly associated with lower under-five and infant mortality rates.
Digital Entrepreneurship across the APEC Region
"Digital Entrepreneurship across the APEC Region - Assessing the needs of the region's digital start-ups" identifies issues for policy makers to inform endeavours to grow digital entrepreneurship.
Preferential trade agreements with labour provisions and labour market outcomes
Preferential trade agreements with labour provisions and labour market outcomes: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific (Labour Provisions in Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreements Part II).
Thinking inside the box: A closer look at financial inclusion and household income
Using national representative household finance survey data from China, we construct a new multidimensional indicator for financial inclusion.
Microfinance and gender inequality: Cross-country evidence
Microfinance enables poor women to engage in income-generating activities, which helps them become financially independent, strengthening their decision-making power within the household and society.
Child labour’s effect on long-run earnings: An analysis of cohorts
The nexus between child labour and adult earnings is assessed with Ecuadorian data.