Apr 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Pagés, Carmen; Rucci, Graciana; Amaral, Nicole; Ospino, Carlos; Torres, Jesica; González, Stephanie
In this note, the third in the series "The future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean", we combine traditional sources and new sources of data to explore the impact that…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Pagés, Carmen; Rucci, Graciana; Amaral, Nicole; Ospino, Carlos; Torres, Jesica; González, Stephanie
In this interactive note, the third in the series "The future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean," we combine traditional sources and new data sources to explore the impact that…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Cravo, Tulio; Schimanski, Caroline
While the relationship between business cycles and employment is a topic of continuing interest, it has received limited attention in the literature focusing on developing countries. This study adds…
Feb 2019
Author(s): O'Leary, Christopher J.; Cravo, Tulio; Sierra, Ana Cristina; Justino, Leandro
This paper uses for the first time program administrative data from Brazil’s National Employment System (SINE) to assess the impact of SINE job interview referrals on labor market outcomes. Data for…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Core Collaboration Group LLC
380,000 is the number of lives transformed by the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) Initiative, during 2013-2018 period. In a region plagued by precarious rates of youth unemployment, NEO has…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Salgado, Edgar; Scholl, Lynn; Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Muñoz, Ercio; Rucci, Graciana; Saltiel, Fernando; Urzúa, Sergio
Inequality in Latin America fell substantially in the early 2000s. In this paper, we take advantage of administrative matched employee-employed data in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador to examine whether…
May 2018
Author(s): African Development Bank (AfDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Recent technological innovation in fields such as robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence have reduced the number of workers required in a range of sectors, while lowering costs and…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); African Development Bank (AfDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Recent technological innovation in fields such as robotics, automation, and machine learning have reduced the number of workers required in a range of sectors, while lowering costs and increasing…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Schoolderman, Ruurd; Bicer, Bulent; Valencia J., Adriana M.
The growing demand for sustainable energy drives the need for a local workforce to fulfill the demand for experienced and skilled technicians and professionals at various levels, who are capable of…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Angelelli, Pablo; Luna, Facundo; Suaznabar, Claudia
En el presente documento se analizan y comparan aspectos institucionales y operativos de un conjunto de agencias de innovación y emprendimiento de América Latina, poniéndolos en perspectiva con los…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Bukstein, Daniel; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper presents evidence that female researchers have 7.1 percentage points lower probability of being accepted into the largest national research support program in Uruguay than male researchers…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; Cazulo, Paola; Tacsir, Ezequiel; Angelelli, Pablo
El presente artículo presenta los resultados de una evaluación de impacto de muy corto plazo del Programa Nacional de Incentivo a los Investigadores (PRONII) de Paraguay en su edición 2011. Para…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Abrahams, Scott; Flabbi, Luca; Piras, Claudia
This paper collects an original database of publicly listed companies to determine prevailing gender ratios among board members and executives in Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC). Women…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Alaimo, Veronica; Bosch, Mariano; Kaplan, David S.; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura
Jobs are essential for the growth of individuals and countries alike. Achieving personal fulfillment is harder without a job, just as an economy as a whole cannot develop without the impetus of the…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Alaimo, Veronica; Bosch, Mariano; Kaplan, David S.; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura
El trabajo es un aspecto esencial para el crecimiento de las personas y los países. Alcanzar una plena realización personal es más difícil sin un empleo, del mismo modo que una economía no puede…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Pecha, Camilo; Ruprah, Inder J.
This paper explores the role of religion in mitigating the degree to whichunemployment reduces subjective well-being and it examines its support of
social programs. The paper goes beyond…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Ryu, Kirak; Moon, Hanna
This study investigates Korea's success in the area of skills development and what role the Korean government played during the stages of Korean economic development since the 1960s. Major…
May 2015
Author(s): Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Lodato, Simon; Jacinto, Paulo; Berg, Claudia
As part of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight's (OVE) Work Program, OVE will conduct a comparative analysis of the main types of firm productivity enhancement-oriented programs (or…