Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Agnes Scott College

141 E. College Ave

Decatur, GA 30030

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  I am currently working on land inequality in Nigeria and the impact of COVID 19 on labor market outcomes in the U.S  ”

Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Brain Drain, Waste or Gain? What We Know About the Kenyan Case

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 113-129
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 08 May 2011
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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Kenya, Immigration, Brain Drain

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Comparing the 'D.V' Lottery with the Point System: Costs, Benefits and a Superior Alternative

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Oct 2005
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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Immigration, Diversity Lottery, Point System, Policy Analysis

3.

Within and between Gender Disparities in Income and Education Benefits from Democracy

IZA Working Paper No. 3221
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 May 2008
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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Nigeria, returns to education, disparities, income gap, democracy, gender, inequality

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Conflict and Its Impact on Educational Accumulation and Enrollment in Colombia: What We Can Learn from Recent IDPs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5939
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Sep 2011
Kate Wharton and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Agnes Scott College
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educational attainment, school enrollment, Colombia, internal displacement, conflict

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Disparities in Labor Market Outcomes Across Geopolitical Regions in Nigeria: Fact or Fantasy?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3082
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Nov 2007
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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regional disparities, labor market outcomes, Nigeria, returns to education, inequality

6.

Determinants of Immigrant Homeownership: Examining Their Changing Role During the Great Recession and Beyond

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7468
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Jul 2013
Kusum Mundra and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark and Agnes Scott College
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birthplace networks, home ownership, Great Recession, savings, years in the U.S., citizenship status

7.

Africa's Education Enigma? The Nigerian Story

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3097
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Oct 2005
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
Downloads 88 (542,732)
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Nigeria, returns to education, Instrumental Variablehuman capital, instrumental variables, Nigeria, schooling

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Do Significant Immigrant Inflows Create Negative Education Impacts? Lessons from the North Carolina Public School System

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6561
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 May 2012
Timothy M. Diette and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Washington and Lee University and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 82 (566,531)

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immigrants, student achievement, peer effects, education

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Winners and Losers Post Democratic Reform in Nigeria: A Microeconomic Analysis of Changes in Economic and Labor Market Outcomes

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2008
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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democracy, disparities, returns to education, institutional change

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'A Flop or a Success?' An Evaluation of the Welfare Impacts of the 6-3-3-4 Education System in Nigeria

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9131
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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education system, Nigeria, poverty incidence, employment, 6-3-3-4, 6-5-4, wages, RDD, program evaluation

11.

Understanding Low Average Returns to Education in Africa: The Role of Heterogeneity across Education Levels and the Importance of Political and Economic Reforms

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3766
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Oct 2008
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Agnes Scott College
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returns to education, wage reform, military, democratic reform

12.

The Racial Saving Gap Enigma: Unraveling the Role of Institutions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3545
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Willie J. Belton and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 79 (579,228)
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savings gap, institutions, race, culture

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Diversity and Social Capital in the U.S: A Tale of Conflict, Contact or Total Mistrust?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8384
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Aug 2014
Willie J. Belton, Yameen Huq and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 77 (587,698)

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ethnic fractionalization, social capital, trust, diversity, social networks

14.

Violent Conflict Exposure in Nigeria and Economic Welfare

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12570
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Sep 2019
John Chiwuzulum Odozi and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria and Agnes Scott College
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violence, Nigeria, conflict, Boko Haram, economic welfare, poverty

15.

Can Crop Purchase Programs Reduce Poverty and Improve Welfare in Rural Communities? Evidence from the Food Reserve Agency in Zambia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9361
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Oct 2015
Wheaton College, Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics and Agnes Scott College
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crop marketing boards, strategic grain reserves, maize, smallholder farmers, income, poverty, Zambia, sub-Saharan Africa

16.

Welfare Usage in the U.S.: Does Immigrant Birthplace and Immigration Status Matter?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4659
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Dec 2009
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere and Maharouf Oyolola
Agnes Scott College and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 67 (633,962)
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immigrants, welfare, welfare reform, immigrant status

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The Role of Information and Institutions in Understanding the Black-White Gap in Self-Employment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3761
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Oct 2008
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere and Willie J. Belton
Agnes Scott College and Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics
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African-American, institutions, information, self-employment

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Coming to America: Does Immigrant's Home Country Economic Status Impact the Probability of Self-Employment in the U.S.?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4178
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 May 2009
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere and Willie J. Belton
Agnes Scott College and Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics
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self-employment, immigrant, home country, entrepreneurship

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Are Returns to Education on the Decline in Venezuela and Does Mission Sucre Have a Role to Play?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4206
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Jun 2009
Naihobe Gonzales and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Georgia Institute of Technology and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 56 (692,511)

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human capital, Venezuela, policy reform, returns to education, schooling

20.

Single and Investing: Homeownership Trends Among the Never Married

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9935
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
Kusum Mundra and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark and Agnes Scott College
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homeownership, single, ethnicity, gender, race, recession

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Marriage Market Signals and Homeownership for the Never Married

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11877
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Oct 2018
Kusum Mundra and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 51 (722,281)
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home ownership, never married singles, marriage market, sex ratios, marriage rates, single females

22.

Gender and Race Heterogeneity: The Impact of Increases in Students with Limited English on Native Students' Performance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7856
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jan 2014
Timothy M. Diette and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Washington and Lee University and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 38 (811,849)
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immigrants, student achievement, peer effects, education, race, gender, limited English students

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Black-White Gap in Self-Employment in the U.S.: Do Cohort and within Race Differences Exist?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5071
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere and Willie J. Belton
Agnes Scott College and Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics
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self-employment, disparities, black-white gap

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The Role of Race and Birth Place in Welfare Usage Among Comparable Women: Evidence from the US

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5668
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 May 2011
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere and Maharouf Oyolola
Agnes Scott College and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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birth place, ethnicity, race, immigrants, women, welfare usage, black, welfare, immigrant status

25.

In Need of a Roof: Pandemic and Housing Vulnerability

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15835
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Jan 2023
Kusum Mundra and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark and Agnes Scott College
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renter, homeowner, housing vulnerability, pandemic, ethnicity, Asian, COVID-19

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Gender and Racial Differences in Peer Effects of Limited English Students: A Story of Language or Ethnicity?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9661
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Jan 2016
Timothy M. Diette and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Washington and Lee University and Agnes Scott College
Downloads 33 (851,926)
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immigrants, student achievement, peer effects, education, race, gender, Limited English students, Latino peer effects, Hispanic peer effects

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Evolution of Inequality in Nigeria: A Tale of Falling Inequality, Rising Poverty and Regional Heterogeneity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15837
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Dec 2022
John Chiwuzulum Odozi and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria and Agnes Scott College
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inequality, Gini, Nigeria, income distribution, poverty, regional disparities

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Does Violent Conflict Affect Labor Supply of Farm Households? The Nigerian Experience

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14579
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2023
John Chiwuzulum Odozi and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria and Agnes Scott College
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labor supply, farmer-herdsmen conflict, farm households, Boko Haram, ethno-religious conflict, Nigeria, Niger-delta conflict, violent conflict