Sep 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
While Latin America and the Caribbean has made great gains in public health, these advances are threatened by the ongoing effects of climate change. This edition of IDEA explores some of the health…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
Si bien América Latina y el Caribe ha logrado grandes avances en materia de salud pública, éstos se ven amenazados por los efectos actuales del cambio climático. Este número de IDEA explora cómo…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
The Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) methodology developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) measures the degree of stringency of employment protection…
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…
May 2015
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Humpage, Sarah D.
Many families fail to vaccinate their children despite the supply of these services at no cost. This study tests whether personal reminders can increase demand for vaccination. A field experiment was…