International Journal of Development Issues



Table Of Contents: Volume 17 Issue 1

Globalisation and governance in Africa: a critical contribution to the empirics

Simplice A. Asongu, Uchenna Efobi, Vanessa S. Tchamyou

This study aims to assess the effect of globalisation on governance in 51 African countries for the period 1996-2011.

Dynamics of the formal and informal labour in Brazil: occupational and earnings mobility

Francieli Tonet Maciel, Ana Maria Hermeto C. Oliveira

The purpose of this paper is to discuss recent dynamics of the Brazilian labour market, by analysing occupational mobility patterns, specially the transitions between…

Secular education and religious values in the formation of human capital

Giuseppina Autiero

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the causal link between religion and the formation of human capital. It takes into consideration that, though religion may transmit…

Fertility, female labor participation and income in East Asia

Yoko Nakagaki

This study aims to apply two recently discovered relationships that describe fertility recovery in developed countries to East Asia: the U-shaped relationship between…

Witch-hunting, Cultural Revolution and the bright side of kinship

Feng Deng

Many studies on witch killings in Africa suggest that “witchcraft is the dark side of kinship.” But in Chinese history, where patriarchal clan system has been emphasized…

Crowding-out (or -in) effect in transition economies: Kyrgyzstan case

Nurlan Atabaev, Junus Ganiev, Nargiza Alymkulova

The crowding-out and crowding-in effects have been at the core of arguments among economists regarding the influence of government spending on private investment. This…

Obstacles and methods of financing for the development of local entrepreneurship in Iran

Tahereh Sadeghloo, Hamdollah Sojasi Qeidari, Mahdi Salehi, Amin Faal Jalali

The purpose of the current study is to investigate the public and private financing obstacles to medium- and small-scale entrepreneurs in rural areas in Iran.



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