Nov 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Lustig, Nora; Cumpa, Martin; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio
This paper tests the sensitivity of poverty indexes to the choice of adult equivalence scales, assumptions about the existence of economies of scale in consumption, methods for treating missing and…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
This paper presents microeconomic simulation techniques to examine what drives differences in inequality across countries. The simulation decomposes cross-country inequality differences into the…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Piras, Claudia; Behrman, Jere R.; Payne, J. Mark; Duryea, Suzanne; Gallup, John Luke; Lora, Eduardo; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Savedoff, William D.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Márquez, Gustavo; Olivera, Mauricio; Charvériat, Céline; Cortés, Patricia; Morrison, Andrew; Székely, Miguel; Violante, Giovanni L.
This report moves beyond the conventional scope of economics to examine three entrenched structural factors -demography, geography and institutions- that are closely connected to economic and social…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Piras, Claudia; Behrman, Jere R.; Payne, J. Mark; Duryea, Suzanne; Gallup, John Luke; Lora, Eduardo; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Savedoff, William D.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Márquez, Gustavo; Olivera, Mauricio; Charvériat, Céline; Cortés, Patricia; Morrison, Andrew; Székely, Miguel; Violante, Giovanni L.
Este informe trasciende el alcance de la economía convencional para incorporar al análisis del desarrollo tres factores estructurales que no han recibido la debida atención en América Latina: la…
Sep 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Birdsall, Nancy; Behrman, Jere R.
This paper develops and applies a new approach to the estimation of the impact of economy-wide reforms on wage differentials, using a new high-quality data set on wage differentials by schooling…
Jun 2000
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel
East Asia and Latin America have diverged in several dimensions in the past three decades. This paper compares household saving behavior in two countries in each region (Mexico, Peru, Thailand and…
Jun 2000
Author(s): Strachan, Ian Gregory
Ian Gregory Strachan (1969-), Bahamian writer, Chair of English Studies at College of the Bahamas, author of God's Angry Babies (1997) and Paradise and Plantation (2002).
Jun 2000
Author(s): Strachan, Ian Gregory
Ian Gregory Strachan (1969-), escritor de Bahamas, encargado del departamento de Inglés en el Instituto de Bahamas, autor de la novela God's Angry Babies (1997) y Paradise and Plantation (2002).
Dec 1999
Author(s): Regalia, Ferdinando; Connors, Ellen; Oliva, Carlos; Legovini, Arianna; Duryea, Suzanne; Stein, Ernesto H.; Álvarez, Carola; Mcphail, Heather; Deutsch, Ruthanne; Chakraborty, Shanka; Lustig, Nora; Echeverría, Ruben G.; Márquez, Gustavo; Bouillon, César P.; Charvériat, Céline; Morrison, Andrew; Kazan, Alexander; Salazar, Héctor
The objective of this book is to provide policy recommendations to reduce the economic vulnerability of the poor to adverse shocks and help them cope with income downturns. The authors suggest that,…
Dec 1999
Author(s): Regalia, Ferdinando; Connors, Ellen; Oliva, Carlos; Legovini, Arianna; Duryea, Suzanne; Stein, Ernesto H.; Álvarez, Carola; Mcphail, Heather; Deutsch, Ruthanne; Chakraborty, Shanka; Lustig, Nora; Echeverría, Ruben G.; Márquez, Gustavo; Bouillon, César P.; Charvériat, Céline; Morrison, Andrew; Kazan, Alexander; Salazar, Héctor
Protección social para la equidad y el crecimiento ofrece recomendaciones de política para disminuir la vulnerabilidad económica de los pobres a los shocks y ayudarlos a enfrentar la caída de sus…