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…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela; Karver, Jonathan
This study addresses why Mexico continues to show below-average economic growth rates in spite of displaying systematically higher domestic savings than other countries in the region. Using the…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel; Behrman, Jere R.; Duryea, Suzanne
This book breaks away from the exclusively macroeconomic focus of development studies to bring the spotlight to the place where decisions are made: households. Complementing this microeconomic view…
Apr 2001
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel
This paper presents evidence on the relationship between economic shocks to relative male wages and changes in household consumption in Mexico during the 1990s, which is a period characterized by…
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,…
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…
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…
Nov 1999
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
The use of income distribution indicators in the economics literature has increased considerably in recent years. This work relies on household surveys from 18 LAC countries to take a step back from…
Nov 1999
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
This paper argues that there is no country in Latin America where we can confidently say that income inequality improved during the 1990s. We document this fact for the 15 countries where comparable…
Dec 1998
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel
Following the 1994 financial crisis, the rate of saving of the Mexican economy fell from 21.7 percent to 19.8 percent of GDP. The decline was associated with a reduction in the rate of external…
Nov 1997
Author(s): Spilimbergo, Antonio; Londoño, Juan Luis; Székely, Miguel
This paper studies the empirical links among factor endowments, trade, and personal income distribution. The motivation is that many developing countries have implemented radical trade reforms in…