Niels-Hugo Blunch

Washington and Lee University

Professor

Department of Economics

Lexington, VA 24450

United States

http://www.wlu.edu/williams-school/economics/faculty-and-staff/profile?ID=x258

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

19

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10

Scholarly Papers (19)

Revisiting the Link between Poverty and Child Labor: The Ghanaian Experience

CLS Working Paper No. 01-03
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Feb 2002
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region
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Africa, Ghana, child labor, human capital accumulation, poverty

Revisiting the Link between Poverty and Child Labor: The Ghanaian Experience

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2488
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region
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Changing Norms About Gender Inequality in Education: Evidence from Bangladesh

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4404
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Maitreyi Bordia Das
Washington and Lee University and World Bank
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Gender and Development, Population Policies, Primary Education, Gender and Law, Access & Equity in Basic Education

Changing Norms About Gender Inequality in Education: Evidence from Bangladesh

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8365
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Aug 2014
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Maitreyi Bordia Das
Washington and Lee University and World Bank
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gender education inequality norms, human capital, decomposition analysis, Bangladesh

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Is Functional Literacy a Prerequisite for Entering the Labor Market? An Analysis of the Determinants of Adult Literacy and Earnings in Ghana

CLS Working Paper No. 00-05; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2410
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Mar 2002
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region
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Evaluating Job Training in Two Chinese Cities

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 77-94, 2009, Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 05-111
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2010
World Bank, Washington and Lee University, The World Bank and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Active labor market programs, job training, impact evaluation, propensity score matching, China

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Sector Growth and the Dual Economy Model: Evidence from Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, and Zimbabwe

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2175
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region
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Literacy, Skills and Welfare: Effects of Participation in Adult Literacy Programs

Economics Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 17-66, October 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2011
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Claus C. Pörtner
Washington and Lee University and Seattle University - Albers School of Business and Economics
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Literacy, program evaluation, consumption, poverty, Ghana

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Asymmetries in Union Relative Wage Effects in Ghanaian Manufacturing - an Analysis Applying Quantile Regressions

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2570; CLS Working Paper No. 01-07
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Feb 2002
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region
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The Winner Takes it All: Internal Migration, Education and Wages in Ethiopia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8926
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Mar 2015
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi
Washington and Lee University and World Bank
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internal migration, wages, education, Ethiopia

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Multidimensional Human Capital, Wages and Endogenous Employment Status in Ghana

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3906
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jan 2009
Niels-Hugo Blunch
Washington and Lee University
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wage equations, employment status, human capital, literacy and numeracy, cognitive and non-cognitive skills, formal education, adult literacy programs, Ghana

Income Convergence and the Flow Out of Poverty in India, 1994-2005

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Sep 2013
Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences, Washington and Lee University and Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University
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Income determination, India, Household income, Poverty, Castes, Convergence

Income Convergence and the Flow Out of Poverty in India, 1994-2005

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8929
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Mar 2015
Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences, Washington and Lee University and Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University
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income convergence, poverty transition, endogeneity, measurement error, IHDS & HDPI data

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The Financial Crisis, Labor Market Transitions and Earnings: A Gendered Panel Data Analysis for Serbia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6151
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Dec 2011
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Victor Sulla
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Research Department
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financial crisis, gender, labor market flows, transition probabilities, earnings growth, panel data, Serbia

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The Last of the Lost Generations? Formal and Non-Formal Education in Ghana During Times of Economic Decline and Recovery

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11513
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 14 May 2018
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Jeffrey S. Hammer
Washington and Lee University and Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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human capital, formal and non-formal education, adult literacy programs, cohort analysis, Ghana

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Bound to Lose, Bound to Win? The Financial Crisis and the Informal-Formal Sector Earnings Gap in Serbia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9231
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Niels-Hugo Blunch
Washington and Lee University
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detailed earnings decomposition, earnings decomposition, labor market segmentation, formal-informal sector earnings gap, international financial crisis, Serbia

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A Teenager in Love: Multidimensional Human Capital and Teenage Pregnancy in Ghana

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10663
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
Niels-Hugo Blunch
Washington and Lee University
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teenage pregnancy, human capital, literacy, adult literacy programs, Ghana

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Enterprise-Level Training in Developing Countries: Do International Standards Matter?

International Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 314-324, December 2007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Nov 2007
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Paula Castro
Washington and Lee University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Under Pressure? Assessing the Roles of Skills and Other Personal Resources for Work-Life Strains

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 15/18
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Niels-Hugo Blunch, David C. Ribar and Mark Western
Washington and Lee University, University of Melbourne and University of Queensland - Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
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work-family strains and gains, cognitive abilities, skills, household resources, Australia, HILDA survey

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Just Like a Woman? New Comparative Evidence on the Gender Income Gap Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11530
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 May 2018
Niels-Hugo Blunch
Washington and Lee University
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gender, income gap, Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition, detailed decomposition, maternity/paternity leave policies, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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My Choice: Female Contraceptive Use Autonomy in Bangladesh

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11654
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2018
Niels-Hugo Blunch
Washington and Lee University
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contraceptive use, female autonomy, spousal education differentials, gender norms, decomposition analysis, Bangladesh

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Asymmetries in the Union Wage Premium in Ghana

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 237-252, 2004
Posted: 29 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Washington and Lee University and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region

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Chemical intolerance, environment, environmentalintolerance, hypersensitivity, MCS, multiple chemicalsensitivity, olfaction, unexplained symptoms