Dec 2014
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Parent, Gwenn; Zenteno, Jannet
This paper joins in the debate on the size of the middle class in Latin America, providing an analysis of its structure and characteristics. Using several measurements, it finds that 40-60 percent of…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Pereda, Paula C.; Menezes, Tatiane A. de; Alves, Denisard
This paper attempts to identify the climatic effect on birth outcomes in Brazil and, thus, to predict the potential impact of climate change. Panel data models indicate that excess and lack of…