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Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa

Karen Siegel and David Stuckler

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0114
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter is organized into five parts. Public health experts contribute a series of country case studies about social change and chronic diseases in five rapidly-emerging economies: Brazil, ... More


Empirical Issues on Dividend Payout Ratios

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Starts by reviewing patterns on dividend policy around the world. It then analyses some of the methodological issues as well as the tax treatment of dividends in Germany. The final part of the ... More


Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Augustin K. Fosu (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660704
eISBN:
9780191748943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

In the development literature, some countries are cited more often than others as examples of development success. These countries are understood to have policies and institutions in place that could ... More


The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

Maria Minniti (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580866
eISBN:
9780191728716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580866.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Why are some individuals more entrepreneurial than others? What types of institutional environments are more conducive to entrepreneurship? Does entrepreneurship contribute to the growth of a ... More


The Transition from School to Work in Central and Eastern Europe: Theory and Methodology

Michael Gebel and Clemens Noelke

in Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents how transformation processes and highly diversified education systems have interacted to restructure the transition from school to work. It provides the theoretical and ... More


Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Augustin K. Fosu (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671557
eISBN:
9780191751059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the development literature, some countries are cited more often than others as examples of development success. These countries are understood to have policies and institutions in place that could ... More


Gay Rights and Political Homophobia in Postcommunist Europe: Is there an “EU Effect”?

Conor O’Dwyer

in Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the European Union's impact on gay rights in the region, asking whether accession has fostered gay rights despite the hurdle of still widespread societal homophobia. To the ... More


Introduction*

Shimon Shetreet and Hiram E. Chodosh

in Uniform Civil Code for India: Proposed Blueprint for Scholarly Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198077121
eISBN:
9780199085309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077121.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the issue presented by the absence of a uniform civil code in India. It explores three democratic models of church-state relations and analyzes three model countries- Nepal, ... More


The Unofficial Economy in Africa

Rafael La Porta and Andrei Shleifer

in African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316222
eISBN:
9780226316369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316369.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We examine the productivity of informal firms (those that are not registered with the government) in 24 African countries using field work and World Bank firm level data. We find that productivity ... More


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