Search for dissertations about: "Anja Tolonen"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words Anja Tolonen.

  1. 1. Mineral Mining and Female Employment

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Anja Tolonen; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : We use the rapid expansion of the number of mineral mines in Sub- Saharan Africa to explore changes in local labor markets. Matching over two decades of panel data on industrial mines to survey data for half a million women and exploiting the spatial and temporal variation in the data in a difference-in-difference strategy, we find that opening of an industrial mine induces a structural shift whereby women switch from working in agriculture to services. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mining Booms in Africa and Local Welfare Effects: Labor Markets, Women’s Empowerment and Criminality

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Anja Tolonen; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Development; Extractive Industries; Mining; Economic Growth; Women s Empowerment; Labor Markets; Africa; Criminality; Gender;

    Abstract : The role that extractive industries can play in processes of economic development is frequently described as, at best non-existent, or at worst, persistently negative. Extractive industries, while focusing on unearthing large sub-soil wealth, are sometimes linked to adverse political and macroeconomic outcomes in developing countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Crime, Corruption and Development

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Economics, Uppsala University

    Author : Sebastian Axbard; Mikael Lindahl; Niklas Bengtsson; Mårten Palme; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Judicial System; Court; Corruption; Government Spending; Natural Resources; Mining; Violence; Crime; Climate; Income Opportunities; Piracy; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I: Prosecuting and convicting corrupt officials is a common strategy to combat corruption. Despite this, little is known about the effectiveness of such anti-corruption policies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Development and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Economics

    Author : Jonas Poulsen; Eva Mörk; Niklas Bengtsson; Karl Moene; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ANC; regression discontinuity; IV; party effects; Rwandan genocide; rainfall; propaganda; social capital; South Africa; mining; resource curse; crime; criminality; Internet; protests; submarine cables; regime change; Africa; employment; light;

    Abstract : Essay I: The African National Congress (ANC) can look back on eighty years of struggle which resulted in the liberation of black Africans, the creation of a democratic constitution and free elections. However, the last twenty years of ANC rule has been criticized for the failure to bring higher living standards for the formerly oppressed. READ MORE