Sep 2002
Author(s): Arias, Omar; Yamada, Gustavo; Tejerina, Luis
This study combines survey data with annual state data on pupil-teacher ratios covering broadly the period 1940-90 to investigate the role of race, family background and education (both the quantity…
Sep 2002
Author(s): Arias, Omar; Yamada, Gustavo; Tejerina, Luis
Este estudio combina los datos de una encuesta de hogares con los datos anuales de la relación alumno-maestro al nivel de cada estado y en el período 1940-1990 con objeto de investigar la importancia…
Aug 2002
Author(s): Alesina, Alberto; Carrasquilla, Alberto; Steiner, Roberto
This working paper focuses on four issues: (i) the rules of allocation of fiscal resources to different localities; (ii) the rules concerning how localities can spend fiscal transfers from the center…
Jun 2002
Author(s): Echavarría, Juan José; Rentería, Carolina; Steiner, Roberto
This paper examines the decentralization process in Colombia, particularly as it relates to reforms embodied in the 1991 Constitution, and the bailouts of territorial entities that have occurred in…
Feb 2002
Author(s): Lustig, Nora; Arias, Omar; Rigolini, Jamele
More than a third of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in poverty. Will the region be able to simultaneously increase economic growth and reduce poverty given its…