May 07, 2018
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Rapid urbanization throughout the world has shown that people escape rural areas in search for better lives. The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative estimates that one third of the population is poor. However, this ratio more than doubles in rural areas to 71.4%. Approximately three out of every four persons living in a small town or village are poor. What are the factors that influence the large gap in income between rural and urban ...

March 13, 2018
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Mabini is a small, southern region of the Philippines. As of 2015, its population was of 46,000. By then, 13% of its residents had migrated to Italy.

After the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the Philippine peso depreciated and many locals decided to migrate for a better future. Today about 2% of Filipinos work overseas and send back remittances to one quarter of all households in the country. They are present in over 174 countries, with the clear majority being in Saudi Arabia (42%). 

Dean Yang, Professor in the Department of Economics and the Ford School of Public Po...

March 12, 2018
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At least 94 million kids have stopped working since the year 2000. The International Labour Organization says that “we are moving in the right direction”, however there is still a lot to do. In 2016 there were still 152 million children aged 5-17 working, with 71% of them doing so in the agricultural sector. What conditions can determine the future panorama of child labour around the world?

Alberto Posso, Associate Professor of Economics at the International...

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