Dec 2019
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; González, Stephanie; Ospino, Carlos; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis; Torres, Jesica
Este documento contiene los resultados de una primera clasificación de ocupaciones laborales armonizada para los países de América Latina y el Caribe, tomando como base la información proporcionada…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; González, Stephanie; Ospino, Carlos; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis; Torres, Jesica
Esta nota contiene la metodología que se utilizó para clasificar ocupaciones laborales en América Latina y el Caribe, tomando como base la información proporcionada por la Red de Información sobre…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Regalia, Ferdinando; Eichler, Rena; Gigli, Susan; Cleason, Mariam; Tapia Conyer, Roberto; Gavilanes Hernandez, Francisco Javier; Kress, Daniel; Wong, Ethan; Mujica, Ricardo; Betancourt Cravioto, Miguel; Ciria Matilla, María Cruz; Álvarez, María Cristina; Iriarte, Emma; Nelson, Jennifer; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) is a unique results-based aid initiative that rewards countries for achieving health targets in the poorest municipalities in Mesoamerica. A partnership between…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Regalia, Ferdinando; Eichler, Rena; Gigli, Susan; Cleason, Mariam; Tapia Conyer, Roberto; Gavilanes Hernandez, Francisco Javier; Kress, Daniel; Wong, Ethan; Mujica, Ricardo; Betancourt Cravioto, Miguel; Ciria Matilla, María Cruz; Álvarez, María Cristina; Iriarte, Emma; Nelson, Jennifer; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
La Iniciativa Salud Mesoamérica (ISM) es una iniciativa única de cooperación basada en resultados que recompensa a los países por el cumplimiento de objetivos de salud en los municipios más pobres de…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Castillo, Marco; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Bravo, David; Sethi, Rajiv; Sanhueza, Claudia; Soruco, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Rossi, Máximo; Elías, Víctor; Elías, Julio; Gaviria, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Petrie, Ragan; Piani, Giorgina; Torero, Máximo; Ronconi, Lucas; Rothschild, Julie; Urzúa, Sergio; Candelo, Natalia; Moro, Andrea
This book presents a set of studies on contemporary discrimination in Latin America that takes advantage of these new tools by focusing on social interactions that range from cooperation, group…
Oct 2006
Author(s): Calderón, César; León, Gianmarco; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper study the issue of institutional enforcement of regulations by focusing on labor-market policies and their potential link to economic performance. It test the different impacts of…
Aug 2006
Author(s): León, Gianmarco; Chong, Alberto E.
Unlike previous empirical studies that focus on barriers to entry in international trade, we focus on barriers to exit as measured by passport costs for a cross-section of countries. We test four…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; Galdo, José
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of market-based approaches in the provision of public-sponsored training programs. In particular, we study the link between training quality and labor earnings…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Galdo, Virgilio; Chong, Alberto E.
Critics of globalization claim that foreign ownership of privatized firms is linked to negative post-privatization labor outcomes, such as more firing and less hiring. This paper uses new firm-level…