Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Herrera, Alejandro
Providing access to a financial diary app to graduating high school students improves financial literacy test scores and knowledge of market prices. The financial app also leads to greater levels of…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Herrera, Alejandro
Proporcionar acceso a una aplicación de diarios financieros a graduados recientes de la educación secundaria mejora las puntuaciones en educación financiera y el conocimiento de los precios de…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Herrera, Alejandro;Prina, Silvia
We study the impact of a mobile app to record daily financial transactions, coupled with enumerator monitoring visits every two weeks, on youths' investment in financial literacy and financial…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo;Fowler, Annabelle;Herrera L., Nicolás
This paper examines why a larger share of COVID-19 deaths occurs among young and middle-aged adults in developing countries than in high-income countries. Using novel data at the country, city, and…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
This paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper takes stock of the impact of financial education…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
Based on rigorous empirical evidence, this paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education programs is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Jaitman, Laura
The IDB has been supporting Sports-for-Development (SFD) initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2004. This document reviews IDB-sponsored initiatives in 18 countries to shed light on…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Jaitman, Laura
Desde 2004 el BID ha venido apoyando iniciativas de deporte para el desarrollo (DPD) en América Latina y el Caribe. Este documento revisa iniciativas patrocinadas por el BID en 18 países para arrojar…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.;Caruso, Germán
This study estimates the effects of the 1970 Ancash earthquake on human capital accumulation on the affected and subsequent generation, 37 years after the shock, using the Peruvian censuses of 1993…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Balsa, Ana;Bloomfield, Juanita;Caffera, Marcelo
This study explores the impact of air pollution on adverse birth outcomes. The study focuses on the effect of breathable particulate matter with diameter of 10 micrometers or less (PM10) on the…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Manacorda, Marco;Koppensteiner, Martin Foureaux
This paper uses microdata from Brazilian vital statistics natality and mortality data between 2000 and 2010 to estimate the impact of in-utero exposure to local violence -measured by homicide rates-…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Zarruk, David;Rodríguez, Catherine;Ibáñez, Ana María
This paper uses a natural policy experiment to estimate how changes in the costs of engaging in criminal activity may influence adolescents¿ decisions in crime participation and school attendance.…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Treadway, Michael;Funaro, Rita
This edition of IDEA focuses on secondary education in Latin America and examines the serious mismatch between what employers are seeking in terms of knowledge and skills, and what young people are…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Treadway, Michael;Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA se centra en la educación secundaria en América Latina y examina la fuerte desconexión entre los conocimientos y habilidades que los empleadores buscan y lo que realmente aprenden…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Cueto, Santiago;Santiago, Ana;Severin, Eugenio
Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Cueto, Santiago;Santiago, Ana;Severin, Eugenio
Aunque muchos países están implementando de manera intensa el Programa Una computadora por niño (OLPC, por sus siglas en inglés), existe una falta de evidencia empírica sobre sus efectos. Este…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Evans, William N.;Beomsoo, Kim
This paper estimates the impact of a large-scale contracting-out program in Guatemala, using two waves of living standard measurement surveys which collected data before and after the expansion of…
Aug 2011
Author(s): Outes-Leon, Ingo;Porter, Catherine;Sánchez, Alan
This paper examines the causal link between early childhood nutrition and cognition, applying instrumental variables to sibling-differences for a sample of preschool aged Peruvian children. Child-…
Jun 2011
Author(s): Veramendi, Gregory;Urzúa, Sergio
This paper presents a comprehensive empirical analysis of the impact of attending a child day care center on early childhood development (ECD) in Chile, examining child development from a multi-…
May 2011
Author(s): Powers, Elizabeth T.
This paper uses data from the Mexican Family Life Survey to estimate the impact of a household member's migration to the United States on the cognitive development of children remaining in…