Jan 2019
Author(s): Morrison, Judith; Lustig, Nora; Ratzlaff, Adam
Ethnic and racial gaps in economic outcomes, labor opportunities and access to basic services, such as education and health remain a challenge throughout Latin America. Taxes and public spending are…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela
Men and women are biologically different and may sometimes have different roles, but they should have equal rights. As things stand, however, women work more yet get less formal compensation or…
May 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
En el promedio de los 17 países que conforman el Índice de Mejores Trabajos, la brecha de género es de 22,5 puntos (68,7 frente a 46,2). La diferencia de puntuación entre ambos géneros es mayor en la…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment in which children were randomly assigned to classrooms within schools for…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Safranoff, Ana; Tiravassi, Antonella
Based on an analysis of the Survey of Convicted Prisoners relating to eight Latin American countries, this document contributes to a deepening of the knowledge about women who have been imprisoned.…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Safranoff, Ana; Tiravassi, Antonella
A partir del análisis de la Encuesta de Presos Condenados de ocho países de América Latina, el documento contribuye a expandir el conocimiento sobre las mujeres privadas de libertad. En primer lugar…
Apr 2018
Author(s): López-Bassols, Vladimir; Grazzi, Matteo; Guillard, Charlotte; Salazar, Mónica
Dado el papel central que ocupan la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación (CTI) como ejes esenciales para un mejor desarrollo socio-económico en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), es de suma…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Girls attend and finish school at the same rate or higher than boys. Nevertheless, boys continue to outperform girls on standardized learning assessments and continue to benefit most from labor…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Las mujeres asisten y finalizan la escuela tanto o más que los hombres. Sin embargo, siguen siendo los hombres quienes se desempeñan major que las mujeres en pruebas estandarizadas y se benefician…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Teignier, Marc; Cuberes, David
This paper studies the aggregate effects of the existing differences between male and female-run firms in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Using data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey and…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators throughout the lifecycle in Latin America and the Caribbean, and highlights the findings that merit attention from…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social describe las tendencias de un conjunto de indicadores sociales clave a lo largo del ciclo de vida en América Latina y el Caribe, y destaca los hallazgos que merecen atención por parte de…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Rose, Jonathan; Huppi, Monika; Alonso, Pablo; Fryer, Michelle; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Carpanelli, María del Mar; Rivera, Johanan; Jansson, Maya
The objective of the evaluation will be to assess how well and to what extent the Bank’s activities to date have promoted gender equality, women’s empowerment, and development with identity. The…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Rose, Jonathan; Huppi, Monika; Alonso, Pablo; Fryer, Michelle; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Carpanelli, María del Mar; Rivera, Johanan; Jansson, Maya
El objetivo de la evaluación será valorar la forma y la medida en que las actividades del Banco realizadas hasta la fecha promueven la igualdad de género, el empoderamiento de la mujer y el…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; Vairo, Maren
This paper evaluates the impact of Paraguay’s National Researcher Incentive Program (Programa Nacional de Incentivo a los Investigadores, or PRONII) on the gender production gap in academic science.…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Perez, Sergio; Rodríguez, María
La recolección de datos fue realizada por la DINEPA con el soporte tecnico del BID durante los meses de marzo y abril del 2016, en el medio urbano de las comunas de Port au Prince y de Carrefour,…
May 2017
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Yépez-García, Ariel
The paper investigates the determinants of household energy spending and energy budget shares, with a focus on understanding their non-linear relationship with income, and the presence of economies…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Schady, Norbert; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment. We find steep socioeconomic gradients and a substantial boy-girl gap in…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Rivera León, Lorena; Mairesse, Jacques; Cowan, Robin
This paper provides evidence of the existence and determinants of the publication productivity gender gap in Mexico at the individual level, and its consequences for the Mexican scientific system and…
Apr 2017
Author(s): López, César Augusto; Salazar, Lina; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
It is a well-known fact that a great majority of countries implement agricultural input subsidies as a tool to boost agricultural productivity and output. However, even though this practice is widely…