Essays about: "Low-income Countries"

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  1. 1. INCOME INEQUALITY AND MASS POLARIZATION A Cross Country Analysis of the Relationship Between Income Inequality and Polarizationin Attitudes to Economic Redistribution

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alexander Ryan; [2016-09-16]
    Keywords : income inequality; political polarization; economic redistribution; mass polarization;

    Abstract : More and more political attention has, in recent years, been directed towards the rise in income inequality that many western countries have experienced during the last decades. Among the questions asked by political scientists is what the possible political causes and consequences of this development are? One possible consequence that is sometimes referred to is that it threatens the unity and stability of a country: that it creates an “us and them”. READ MORE

  2. 2. Reaching for higher hanging fruit - A quantitative study of the impact of business incubators on students' opportunity-based entrepreneurial intentions in low-income countries

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för företagande och ledning

    Author : Carl Ljunggren; Marcus Karlsson; [2016]
    Keywords : Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial Intention; Business Incubator; Low-income Countries; Uganda;

    Abstract : This study examines the role of business incubators in the development of opportunity-based entrepreneurial intentions among students in low-income countries. The study, conducted at Makerere University in Uganda, first concludes that Shapero's model for measuring entrepreneurial intentions is applicable in a low-income country's context, though with lower explanatory effect than in high-income countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Power of Framing - A Randomized Control Trial on Microinsurance Take-up Rates in Paraguay

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Fredrik Graflund; [2016]
    Keywords : Microinsurance; Framing; Prospect Theory; Randomized Control Trial; Paraguay;

    Abstract : Building on the economic literature on behavioral biases in individual decision-making, this study investigates whether framing influence the perceived value of microinsurance and, in turn, take-up rates. To derive the effects of framing on microinsurance take-up rates, a randomized control trial was conducted in Paraguay in cooperation with N. READ MORE

  4. 4. Msimbazi Wetland Park : restoration of an urban flood plain in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Karin Axi; Elin Lindström; [2016]
    Keywords : floods; flood water management; pollution reduction; urban river restoration; urban wetland;

    Abstract : Degradation of urban river systems is a global problem that poses challenges in Tanzania and other low-income countries, as well as in the rest of the world. To a large extent this is a result of fast urbanization, pollution and floods, that changes and deteriorate natural riverine systems and their ecosystems. READ MORE

  5. 5. Environmental Migration in Bolivia? : Perceived effects of climate variability on internal migration to the area of Sacaba

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Sara Poppler Carredano; [2016]
    Keywords : Bolivia; Sacaba; Climate change; Climate Variability; Environmental migration; Push and Pull; The New Economics of Labour Migration;

    Abstract : There has been an on-going discussion between researchers regarding the economic and climate induced reasons for migration (Renaud et al. 2011, Afifi, 2011).  There also seems to be insufficient data when it comes to internal migration within low-income countries (Tacolí, 2009). READ MORE