• Attached Labor in Nepal: A Field-Study of Landlord-Labor Relations that are Misrepresented in the Nepal-LSMS data 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Conference object, 2004-01-01)
      In the LSMS data for Nepal most agricultural laborers report daily wages, while econometric analysis on the data indicates that, for many villages, the laborers actually have long-term contracts. We have visited some of ...
    • Caste discrimination and barriers to microenterprise growth in Nepal 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:9, Working paper, 2012-11-05)
      Studies of microbusiness in poor countries find high marginal returns to capital but also lack of investments. This paper analyzes how caste-based segmentation in the capital and labor markets can act as obstacles to ...
    • Economic and social structures that may explain the recent conflicts in the Terai of Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2007-01-01)
      We attempt to explain the present ethnic-based conflict in the Terai of Nepal by deeper social and economic structures. Based on previous research on the village economies of Terai we describe the main socio-economic ...
    • Ethnic and Fiscal Federalism in Nepal 

      Aalen, Lovise; Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2008-07-24)
      Nepal is in the process of making a democratic federal republic. We hope to contribute to the discussions of ethnic and fiscal federalism based on experiences from other countries. Our main conclusions are: The new ...
    • Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation 

      Jones, Nicola; Tvedten, Inge; Arbulu, Angelica; Pereznieto, Paola; Lindström, Johanna; Norbakk, Mari (Norad Evaluation Report 2/2015, Research report, 2015-06-01)
      Purpose of evaluation: This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which ...
    • Evaluation of Norwegian Support to the Protection of Cultural Heritage 

      Lønning, Dag Jørund; Magnussen, Tone; Helland, Johan; Lange, Siri; Eide, Trine (Evaluation Reports 4, Research report, 2009-01-01)
      Support to culture, cultural heritage and arts has been part of Norway's development cooperation for many years. Several Norwegian institutions have been involved in this work, which has been guided by different strategies. ...
    • Female Autonomy and Fertility in Nepal 

      Gudbrandsen, Njård Håkon (South Asia Economic Journal vol. 14 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-01)
      We explore the effect of female autonomy on individual fertility in Nepal. We find that families where wives have high level of autonomy have fewer children than other families. Using gender of the first child as a natural ...
    • Female empowerment and education of children in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Gurung, Yogendra B. (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:7, Working paper, 2014-07-01)
      A family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate whether female empowerment leads to more education, in particular for girls. The relative economic power of the male and female side of the extended family was used as ...
    • Fertility, household’s size and poverty in Nepal 

      Libois, François; Somville, Vincent (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:4, Working paper, 2014-06-01)
      Population control policies keep on attracting a lot of attention. The main argument in favour of a reduction in fertility rates, is that having more children contributes directly to a household’s poverty. Using the last ...
    • Inclusive growth in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2008-06-22)
      We present the development of poverty rates for different castes and ethnic groups of Nepal, and find a strong relation between social exclusion, as defined by the caste system, and economic poverty. We go on to present ...
    • Intergenerational determinants of occupational choice: The case of international labor migration from Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:2, Working paper, 2013-01-01)
      We study the deep determinants of occupational choice, with a focus on what appears to be a particularly profitable pathway out of poverty, overseas labor migration. To what extent is this choice constrained by access to ...
    • Malnutrition in South-Asia. Poverty, diet or lack of female empowerment? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:4, Working paper, 2012-03-21)
      Despite economic growth, and a reduction in poverty, malnutrition is still rampant in South-Asia. This indicates that non-economic factors are important, and we use a nation-wide survey from Nepal to identify factors that ...
    • Myopic preferences or subsistence income? Why do rickshaw cyclists rent the cycle? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:1, Working paper, 2012-01-27)
      One year rent is sufficient to buy a rickshaw in the plains of Nepal, while a rickshaw will last many years, so purchase appears very profitable. Still most cyclists rent the rickshaw. Based on choices made by rickshaw ...
    • Poverty dynamics among the Dalits of Tarai 

      Iversen, Thor Olav (Master thesis, 2013-11-26)
      The literature suggests that links between social identity and economic outcomes can induce poverty among groups with low social status. This seems to be true in Nepal where Dalits, the group at the bottom of the caste ...
    • Poverty reduction through microbusiness 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 6, Report, 2012-11-23)
      Microbusiness can be an effective way out of poverty. Returns to capital for microbusinesses in poor rural areas can be so high that people with microbusinesses can double and even triple their capital within a year. Yet, ...
    • Restructuring the state: Federalist Dynamics in Nepal 

      Suhrke, Astri (CMI Report R 2014:02, Research report, 2014-06-01)
      Since the end of the civil war in 2006, Nepal has been on the edge of a peaceful but truly revolutionary change to restructure the state along federal lines. The issue has dominated the political discourse, wrecked the ...
    • Risks of corruption to state legitimacy and stability in fragile situations 

      Dix, Sarah; Hussmann, Karen; Walton, Grant (U4 Issue 2012:3, Research report, 2012-05-30)
      Examining the cases of Liberia, Nepal and Colombia, this study asks how corruption poses risks to political legitimacy and stability in fragile situations. The report focuses on the key role of elites and their views of ...
    • Small Hands Should Play, Not Work: A Theoretical Analysis of Interventions in Child Labor 

      Ringdal, Charlotte (Master thesis, 2011-01-01)
      Twelve hours a day, 7 days a week, there are 150 million children below the age of 15 working to make the clothes we wear, the carpets on our floors and the phones in our pockets. Most of these children do not have a choice: ...
    • Son preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:8, Working paper, 2012-10-01)
      A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number of children on economic outcomes. But ...