Mar 2019
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Rodríguez, Julio
We study the effects of integrated social services on the utilization and subjective life satisfaction of women in El Salvador. The Ciudad Mujer “one-stop shop” centers integrate health, legal,…
May 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martínez, María Adelaida; Martinez, Sebastian
Con el objetivo de reducir las tasas de abandono escolar y aumentar la graduación del bachillerato, PROSPERA implementó un piloto en el cual el apoyo educativo de la trasferencia monetaria…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martinez, Sebastian; Martínez, María Adelaida; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
Estudiamos los efectos de incrementar las becas educativas en la escolaridad de los estudiantes de educación secundaria y bachillerato de ingresos bajos y medios en México. Desde 2009, el programa…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Bertachini, Helio; Cossens, Shakirah; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Díaz, Luis; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Linares, Ana María; Maffioli, Alessandro; Manzano, Gádor; Martinez, Sebastian; McCarthy, Nancy; Meduña, Patricia; Mejía, Francisco; Neret, Matilde; Pusterla, Fazia; Rodríguez, César; Salazar, Lina; Sedlacek, Guilherme Luis; Taboada, Bibiana; Toda, Ichiro; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Winters, Paul
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is the IDB's annual corporate report that accounts for the effectiveness of its work, stating the results achieved with the implementation of the…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Bertachini, Helio; Cossens, Shakirah; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Díaz, Luis; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Linares, Ana María; Maffioli, Alessandro; Manzano, Gádor; Martinez, Sebastian; McCarthy, Nancy; Meduña, Patricia; Mejía, Francisco; Neret, Matilde; Pusterla, Fazia; Rodríguez, César; Salazar, Lina; Sedlacek, Guilherme Luis; Taboada, Bibiana; Toda, Ichiro; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Winters, Paul
El Panorama de la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO) es el informe corporativo anual del BID que da cuenta de la efectividad de su trabajo y expone los resultados logrados con la implementación de la…
Aug 2006
Author(s): Acuña, Carlos H.; Repetto, Fabián
Este documento fue comisionado por la Red de Reducción de la Pobreza y Protección Social del Diálogo Regional de Política para la 8a Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 24 y 25 de abril de 2006.…
Aug 2006
Author(s): Székely, Miguel
Presentacion sobre el marco institucional de las políticas sociales en 18 países de América Latina que fué comisionada por la Red de Reducción de la Pobreza y Protección Social del Diálogo Regional…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Acuña, Carlos H.; Repetto, Fabián
This study is an integral part of the efforts undertaken by the Inter-American Development Bank's Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Network concerning the discussion and dissemination of…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Acuña, Carlos H.; Repetto, Fabián
This presentation was commissioned by the Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue for the VIII Hemispheric Meeting celebrated on April 24th and 25th, 2003.
May 2001
Author(s): Behrman, Jere R.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Székely, Miguel
High inequality has long been regarded as one of the main problems facing Latin American countries. To understand better the determinants of inequality and to help guide thinking about policy options…
May 2001
Author(s): Foster, James E.; Székely, Miguel
In this paper we propose the use of an alternative methodology to track low incomes based on Atkinson's (1970) family of "equally distributed equivalent income" functions, which are…
May 2001
Author(s): Székely, Miguel
This paper processes 76 household surveys from 17 Latin American countries to document changes in poverty and inequality during the 1990s. We show that there is no country in Latin America where…
Dec 2000
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel; Gray-Molina, George; Jiménez, Wilson; Pérez de Rada, Ernesto; Yáñez, Ernesto; Neri, Marcelo Côrtes; Amadeo, Edward Joaquim; Carvalho, Alexandre Pinto; Contreras, Dante; Larrañaga, Osvaldo; Leibovich, José; Núñez, Jairo; Trejos, Juan Diego; Montiel, Nancy; Escobal, Javier; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Torero, Máximo
This book examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,…
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…
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…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Székely, Miguel
This paper shows that the factors affecting labor supply have been key determinants of the changes in employment, unemployment, and income differentials in Latin America in the 1990s. The two main…
Nov 1997
Author(s): Lustig, Nora; Székely, Miguel
Este trabajo fue preparado para el proyecto "Los determinantes de la pobreza en América Latina" patrocinado por el PNUD, el BID y la CEPAL. El trabajo presenta un perfil de la evolución…
Sep 1997
Author(s): Londoño, Juan Luis; Székely, Miguel
The objective of this work is to assess the changes in poverty and inequality that have taken place in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1970 to 1995, with special emphasis on the 1990s. The main…
May 1997
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Londoño, Juan Luis
El desarrollo de América Latina en las últimas décadas no ha sido equitativo. La región ha tenido el grado de desigualdad mas alto del mundo. Ello permea la opinión pública, los círculos…