EQUALITAS Working Papers

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EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 79
After you. Cognition and health-distribution preferences
M. Brun, C. D'Ambrosio, A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell and X. Ramos

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 78
The Employment Effects of Generous and Unconditional Cash Support
T. Verlaat, F. Todeschini and X. Ramos

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 77
Choosing or Inheriting the Joneses: The origins of reference groups
M. Leites, C. Paleo, X. Ramos and G. Salas

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 76
Estimating Inequalities with Missing Incomes
P. Brunori, P. Salas-Rojo and P. Verme

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 75
Disentangling Occupational Sorting from Within-Occupation Disparities: Earnings Differences among 12 Gender-Race/Ethnicity Groups in the U.S.
O. Alonso-Villar and C. del Rio

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 74
Privilege and Hindrance on the U.S. Earnings Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity: An Intersectional Framework with 12 Groups
O. Alonso-Villar and C. del Rio
[published in: International Journal of Manpower, forthcoming]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 72
Who takes the cake? Euro area monetary policy and income classes
E. Bárcena Martín, N. Martín Fuentes and S. Pérez Moreno

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 71
On Measuring Segregation on a Multigroup Context: Standardized Versus Unstandardized Indices
C. del Río and O. Alonso-Villar
[published in: Social Indicators Research, 2022: 1-27]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 70
Unemployment Shocks and Material Deprivation in the European Union: A Synthetic Control Approach
L. Ayala, J. Martín-Román and C. Navarro-Ruiz

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 69
Personal Wellbeing and Intergenerational Mobility in Spain
A. Palencia-Esteban and P. Salas-Rojo

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 68
Wage inequality and poverty effects of lockdown and social distancing in Europe
J.C. Palomino, J.G. Rodríguez and R. Sebastián Lago
[published in: European Economic Review, 2020: 129: 103564]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 67
Do nutritional supplements reduce iron-deficiency anemia in children? Evidence from Ecuador
A. Larrea and X. Ramos

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 66
A fuzzy approach for measuring multidimensional poverty
F. García-Pardo, E. Bárcena-Martín and S. Pérez-Moreno

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 65
The distribution of wealth in the U.S and Spain: the role of socio-economic factors
P. Salas-Rojo and J.G. Rodríguez

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 64
Intergenerational Mobility and Reference Groups
M. Leites and X. Ramos

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 63
The dimension, nature and distribution of economic insecurity in European countries: a multidimensional approach
O. Cantó, C. García-Pérez and M. Romaguera-de-la-Cruz
[published in: Economic systems, 2020, 44(3): 100807]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 62
Household precariousness and youth living arrangements in Spain: evidence for a complete business cycle
O. Cantó, I. Cebrián and G. Moreno

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 61
Measuring inequality and dependences between income sources with administrative data and survey data
L. Ayala, A. Pérez and M. Prieto-Alaiz

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 60
The Welfare Effects of Occupational Segregation by Gender and Race: Differences Across U.S. Regions
C. del Río and O. Alonso-Villar
[published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2020, 99(6): 1773-1797]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 59
Selection and educational attainment: Why some children are left behind? Evidence from a middle-income country
L. Méndez-Errico and X. Ramos
[published in: Education Economics, 2022: 1-20]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 58
Measuring Social Welfare Gains in Social Assistance Programs: An Application to European Countries
L. Ayala and E. Bárcena-Martín
[published in: Social Indicators Research, 2020, 151(1): 205-229]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 57
The unintended distributional costs of devolution in the U.S welfare reform 
L. Ayala, E. Bárcena-Martín and J. Martínez-Vázquez

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 56
Welfare Benefits in Highly Decentralized Fiscal Systems: What is the role of yardstick competition?
L. Ayala, A. Herrero and J. Martínez-Vázquez
[published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2021, 100(5): 1178-1208]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 55
A simple subgroup decomposable measure of downward (and upward) income mobility
E. Bárcena and O. Cantó

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 54
Minimum Income Benefits in Spain: Impact on Poverty and Dynamics
L. Ayala, J.M. Arranz, C. García-Serrano and L. Martínez-Virto

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 53
The effect of relative concern on life satisfaction: Relative deprivation and loss aversion
M. Leites and X. Ramos
[published in: Journal of Happiness Studies, 2022, 23(7): 3485-3515]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 52
Multidimensional deprivation in heterogeneous rural areas
L. Ayala, A. Jurado, J. Pérez-Mayo
[published in: Regional Studies, 2021, 55(5): 883-893]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 51
The driving forces of rising inequality in Spain: Is there more to it than a deep worsening of low income households’ living standards?
L. Ayala and O. Cantó
[published in: Chapter 10 in Brian Nolan (ed.) Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes, Oxford University Press, Oxford.]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 50
Is Inequality of Opportunity Robust to the Measurement Approach?
X. Ramos and D. Van de gaer
[published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2021, 67(1): 18-36]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 49
Economic insecurity in Spain: a multidimensional analysis
M. Romaguera de la Cruz

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 48
Equality of Opportunity for Well-Being
D. Gerszon Mahler and X. Ramos

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 47
Informational Content of Equivalence Scales based on Minimum
Needs Income

A. Grodner and R. Salas

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 46
Perception of Corruption and Public Support for Redistribution in Latin America
Esther Hauk, Mónica Oviedo and Xavier Ramos
[published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2022: 102174]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 45
How does inequality affect long-run growth?
Roxana Gutierrez-Romero
[published in: Economic Modelling, 2021, 95: 274-297]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 44
Occupatioal Segregation by Race in South Africa after the Apartheid
Carlos Gradín
[published in: Review of Development Economics, 2019, 23.2: 553-576]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 43
Del principio de convergencia al principio de competitividad: Los territorios de la Unión Europea
Cristina García Nicolás and Encarnación Murillo García

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 42
Las tres Is de la pobreza multidimensional en Nicaragua y el diferencial de género en los primeros quince años del siglo XXI, a partir de un enfoque centrado en la persona
José Espinoza-Delgado and Julio López-Laborda

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 41
Labour Outcomes and Family Background: Evidence from the EU during the recession
Online Appendix
Silvia Avram and Olga Canto

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 40
A Unified Approach for Measuring Welfare Protection under a Decentralized Framework
Luis Ayala and Elena Bárcena-Martín

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 39
Behavioral Microsimulation of the Impact of In-Work Benefits on Female Labor Supply and Income Distribution: Evidence from Spain
Luis Ayala and Milagros Paniagua

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 38
Segregation and Social Welfare
Coral del Rio and Olga Alonso-Villar
[published in: Social Indicators Research vol. 137(1), pp. 257-280]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 37
Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity Based on Counterfactuals
Dirk Van de gaer and Xavier Ramos
[published in: Social Choice and Welfare, 2020, 55(3): 595-627]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 36
Ex Post Inequality of Opportunity Comparisons
Marc Fleurbaey, Vito Peragine and Xavier Ramos
[published in: Social Choice and Welfare, 2017 49(3): 577-603]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 35
Multidimensional Poverty Indices and First Order Dominance Techniques: An Empirical Comparison of Different Approaches
Iñaki Permanyer and M. Azhar Hussain

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 34
Poorer and More Deprived? Low Income and Material Deprivation Overlaps in Spain after the Great Recession
Rosa Martínez and Carolina Navarro
[published in: Hacienda Publica Espanola, 2016, 218: 79]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 33
The Long-Term Impact of Inequality on Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero and Luciana Méndez-Errico

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 32
Rural poverty and Ethnicity in China
Carlos Gradín
[published in: Research on Economic Inequality, 2015, 23: 221-247]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 31
Poverty and ethnicity among black South Africans
Carlos Gradín
[published in: European Journal of Development Research, 2015, 27: 921-942]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 30
Identifying Tax Implicit Equivalence Scales
Justin van de Ven, Nicolas Heralt, Francisco Azpitarte
[published in: The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2017, 15(3): 257-275]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 29
Economic Downturns, Endogenous Government Policy and Welfare Caseloads
Luis Ayala, Angela Triguero
[published in: Hacienda Pública Española, 2017, 220(1): 107-136]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 28
The contribution of income mobility to economic insecurity in the US and Spain during the Great Recession
Olga Cantó, David O. Ruiz
[published in: Research on Economic Inequality, 2015, 23: 109-152]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 27
Wage Effects on Non-wage Labour Costs
María Cervini-Plá, Xavier Ramos, José Ignacio Silva
[published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 72: 113-137]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 26
The good, the bad and the ugly: The socio-economic impact of drug cartels and their violence in Mexico
Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero, Mónica Oviedo

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 25
Estimating the impact of Mexican drug cartels on crime
Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero, Alessandra Conte
[published in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2016, 16(4): 941-973]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 24
The Heterogenous Cyclicality of Income and Wages among Income Groups
Maria Cervini-Plá, Antonia López-Villavicencio, Jose I. Silva
[published in: The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2018, 18(2)]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 23
Unemployment and spell duration during the Great Recession in the EU
Carlos Gradín, Olga Cantó, Coral del Río
[published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2015, 36(2): 216 - 235]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 22
Understanding Changes in Progressivity and Redistributive Effects: The Role of Tax-Transfer Policies and Labour Supply Decisions
Nicolas Herault, Francisco Azpitarte
[published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 20XX, 62(2), 266-282]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 21
Empirical Approaches to Inequality of Opportunity: Principles, Measures, and Evidence
Xavier Ramos, Dirk Van de gaer
[published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2016, 30(5): 855-883]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 20
The Occupational Segregation of Black Women in the United States: A Look at its Evolution from 1940 to 2010
Olga Alonso-Villar, Coral Del Río
[published in: Feminist Economics, 2017, 23(1): 108-134]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 19
The Gini Coefficient: Majority Voting and Social Welfare
Juan Gabriel Rodríguez, Rafael Salas
[published in: Journal of Economic Theory, 2014, 152: 214-223]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 18
Occupational Segregation by Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.: Differences across States
Carlos Gradín, Olga Cantó, Coral del Río
[published in: Regional Studies, 49(10): 1621-1638]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 17
Measuring Achievement and Shortfall Improvements in a Consistent Way
Iñaki Permanyer
[published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2016, 62(4): 758-774]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 16
Labor Disruption Costs and Real Wages Cyclicality
Maria Cervini-Plá, Antonia López-Villavicencio, Jose I. Silva

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 15
Human Development Index-like Small Area Estimates for Africa Computed from IPUMS-International Integrated Census Microdata
Iñaki Permanyer, Albert Esteve-Palos, Joan Garcia, Robert McCaa
[published in: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2015, 16(2): 245-271]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 14
Drawing the Poverty Line: Do Regional Thresholds and Prices Make a Difference?
Luis Ayala, Antonio Jurado, Jesús Pérez-Mayo
[published in: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2014, 6(2): 309-332]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 13
Inequality and Happiness
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Xavier Ramos
[published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2014, 28(5): 1016-1027]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 12
Determinants of Spanish Firms’ Life Cycle and Job Creation: A Pseudo-Panel Approach
Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 11
Was Economic Growth in Australia Good for the Income-Poor? and for the Multidimensionally-Poor?
Francisco Azpitarte 
[published in: Social Indicators Research, 2014, 117: 971-905]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 10
Discriminación Salarial de Género y Pobreza en Cataluña
Sara Ayllón
[published in: Revista de Economía Aplicada, 2013, 62(1): 37-60]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 9
Unemployment Persistence: Not only Stigma but Discouragement too
Sara Ayllón 
[published in: Applied Economic Letters, 2013, 20(1): 61-71]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 8
Health-Related Effects of Welfare-to-Work Policies
Luis Ayala, Magdalena Rodríguez
[published in: Social Science & Medicine, 2013, 93: 103-112]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 7
Is there a Gender Bias in the Use of Foreign Languages in Europe?
Victor Ginsburgh, Juan Prieto-Rodriguez 
[published in: Kyklos, 2012, 66(4): 552-566]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 6
Assessing Individuals Deprivation in a Multidimensional Framework
Iñaki Permanyer
[published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 109: 1-16]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 5
Estimating the Income Loss of Disabled Individuals: The Case of Spain
Maria Cervini-Plá, Jose I. Silva, Judit Vall-Castello
[published in: Empirical Economics, 2016, 51(2): 809-829]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 4
Rethinking the Relative Income Hypothesis
Cristina Blanco-Perez

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 3
Ray-Invariant Intermediate Inequality Measures: A Lorenz Dominance Criterion
Francisco Azpitarte, Olga Alonso-Villar
[published in: Research on Economic Inequality, 22, 401-420]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 2
State Dependence in Self-Assessed Health in Spain
Sara Ayllón, Cristina Blanco-Perez
[published in: Hacienda Pública Española/Review of Public Economics, 2012, 202(3): 9-30]

EQUALITAS Working Paper No. 1
Evaluating Social Assistance Reforms under Programme Heterogeneity and Alternative Measures of Success
Luis Ayala, Magdalena Rodríguez
[published in: International Journal of Social Welfare, 2013, 22: 406-419]