May 2015
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Anta, Rafael; García, Patricia J.; Maffioli, Alessandro; Perez Lu, Jose; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda
We evaluate the effectiveness of sending text messages to pregnant women containing appointment reminders and suggestions for healthy behaviors during pregnancy. Receiving messages had an overall…
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…
May 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
We identify whether remittances facilitate consumption smoothing during health shocks in Jamaica. In addition, we investigate whether remittances are subject to moral hazard by receivers, how the…