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    Grassland tenure in China: an economic analysis

    Department of Applied and International Economics, Massey University, 2001
    The primary purpose of this paper is to make a contribution towards extending the coverage of this cropland tenure literature to China's extensive grasslands, which comprise some 40% of its territory.The article finds that:there are two unique characteristics of grassland tenure in this territory: group tenure arrangements and 'fuzzy' boundariesin conventional microeconomic analysis
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    The hidden side of group behaviour: a gender analysis of community forestry groups

    Queen Elizabeth House Library, University of Oxford, 2001
    Communities managing common pool resources, such as forests, constitute a significant example of group functioning.
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    Financial globalisation and child wellbeing

    Queen Elizabeth House Library, University of Oxford, 2001
    Looks at the relationship between financial crises associated with foreign capital flows on the one hand and the wellbeing of children in emerging market countries on the other.The literature on child welfare in crises suggests that the level of employment and labour incomes are the key linkage, because these constitute the major component of the incomes of poor families and affect the division
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    India's religious pluralism and its implications for the economy

    Queen Elizabeth House Library, University of Oxford, 2002
    While the relation between religion, politics and the construction of the Indian nation is well established, the implications for the functioning of the economy of a plurality of religions in India has not been researched. In this paper, three questions are examined : why religion has not dissolved as a force in the economy - why it has not been banished to private lifehow far are
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    Horizontal inequalities: a neglected dimension of development

    Queen Elizabeth House Library, University of Oxford, 2002
    Current thinking about development places individuals firmly at the centre of concern for analysis and policy. This paper explores why groups are important for individual welfare and social stability, and argues that horizontal inequalities (ie inequalities between culturally formed groups) is a very important but neglected dimension of development.
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    Low social mobility in Bolivia: causes and consequences for development

    Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas, Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia, 2001
    This paper investigates social mobility in Bolivia. Regressions based on household survey data show that social mobility is very low in Bolivia, even by Latin American standards. This is mainly caused by an inadequate public education system, a high degree of assortative mating, and insufficient rural-urban migration.
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    The HIPC initiative in Bolivia

    Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas, Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia, 2000
    This paper discusses the implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country initiative in Bolivia. It examines why the comparatively rich Bolivia qualifies for debt relief and traces the history of HIPC initiatives in Bolivia. The paper then looks at the assumptions on which the most recent Enhanced initiative is based. and the contents of the initative.
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    Reducing volatility due to natural gas exports: is the answer a stabilization fund for Bolivia?

    Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas, Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia, 2002
    This paper proposes a mechansism for the stabilization of revenues derived from the export of natural gas. It calculates the likely range values for the revenues which Bolivia will derive from natural gas exports as well as the likely range from year to year in a volatile market.
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    International Conference on Financing for Development

    United Nations Department of Public Information, 2002
    United Nations meeting held in Monterrey, Mexico from 18-22 March 2002, a summit-level meeting to address key financial issues related to global development.
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    Good news and bad: the media, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development

    SustainAbility, 2002
    Reviews the track record of the media in covering development and corporate social responsibility stories. Also suggests how non-media businesses can better engage the media.Only the sumary of the report is available onlineThose wishing to receive the full report are required to register with Sustainability at the address given below.

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