May 2019
Author(s): Madariaga, Javier; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Molina, Erika; Ernst, Christoph; BID Lab
¿Qué es la economía de plataformas y cuáles son las modalidades de empleo que ofrece? ¿Quiénes son los trabajadores de plataformas en Argentina? ¿Cómo son sus condiciones de empleo? ¿Qué riesgos y…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Weinschelbaum, Federico
This paper studies the relative effectiveness of these and other mechanisms by way of a formal model in which workers choose between job opportunities in the formal and informal sectors. Although the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Antón, Arturo; Rasteletti, Alejandro
En este documento se presenta un modelo de equilibrio general estático de decisión ocupacional con heterogeneidad en habilidades laborales y empresariales, capaz de generar elevados niveles de…
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…
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…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia
La baja productividad y la alta informalidad son dos de los problemas principales que caracterizan los mercados laboralesde la región andina. Esta nota se enfoca en las políticas laborales que pueden…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Flabbi, Luca; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This paper develops a search and matching model where firms and workers are allowed to form matches (jobs) that can be formal or informal. Workers optimally choose the level of schooling acquired…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth
A lo largo de seis decenios, el déficit de vivienda adecuada en las ciudades de América Latina se ha tornado endémico. Lo único que ha cambiado ha sido quién va adónde. En la década de los años 1960…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Cabrol, Marcelo; Beliz, Gustavo; Rodrik, Dani; Aboal, Diego; Salazar-Xirinachs, José Manuel; Chelala, Santiago; Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada; Sosa Escudero, Walter; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura; Calvo, Cristina; Zunino, Gonzalo; Sundararajan, Arun
¿Los robots serán una fuente de creación, desplazamiento o destrucción de empleos? ¿Cómo afectará el fenómeno de la automatización acelerada a los procesos de integración y comercio de América Latina…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Schady, Norbert; Araujo, María Caridad
We study the impact of welfare payments in Ecuador on the probability that women and men work, and on whether they are employed in the formal or informal sectors. Our analysis is based on two…
May 2017
Author(s): Donovan, Michael G.
Over the past two decades, national and local governments in Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Development States have partnered with the donor community to implement over $55 billion in development…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Firpo, Sergio P.; Messina, Julián
The Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Magalhães, Fernanda; Acosta Restrepo, Patricia; Lonardoni, Fernanda; Moris, Roberto
The Latin American and Caribbean region has pursued a variety of policies with respect to slum upgrading and prevention, but the available literature does not provide a description of these…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
The commodities boom that once buoyed the regions economies is over, and countries have less fiscal space to undertake counter-cyclical policies than they did during the global financial crisis.…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
El auge de las materias primas que en un determinado momento benefició las economías de la región ha acabado, y los países tienen menos espacio fiscal para emprender políticas contracíclicas que…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Donovan, Michael G.; McHardy, Pauline
Despite the large number of social housing programs in the Caribbean, little is known about their outcomes and the factors underlying evolution of housing policy. This report reviews the…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López-Calva, Luis Felipe; Levy Algazi, Santiago
Over the last two decades Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. However, average workers¿ earnings have stagnated and…