Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Rodríguez, Julio; Santos, Humberto
This paper contributes to the teacher sorting literature by analyzing equity in the distribution of teachers in three educational systems in Latin America, with different equalization policies,…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este libro examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar y seleccionar docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este livro analisa as políticas públicas que vários países da região estão implementando para atrair, preparar e selecionar professores eficazes. Também examina a evolução histórica da profissão…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel
We analyze the effects on teacher retention and between school mobility of a program that rewards excellence in pedagogical practice in Chile. Teachers apply voluntarily for the award and those who…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Flabbi, Luca; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This paper develops a search and matching model where firms and workers are allowed to form matches (jobs) that can be formal or informal. Workers optimally choose the level of schooling acquired…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Bornacelly, Iván; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine
In Barbados, investment in education is one of the highest in the region and there is almost universal access to basic education. However, learning outcomes are still unequal, and while many young…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este informe examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar, y seleccionar a docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martínez, María Adelaida; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
While the effects of conditional cash transfers on primary school enrollment, attendance and dropouts are well documented, few studies address their impact on longer-term outcomes
like high-…
May 2017
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Schady, Norbert
Teachers vary considerably in their effectiveness, but identifying teacher characteristics that predict their impact on learning outcomes has been elusive. We analyze a teacher evaluation that is…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
Violence against women takes place mainly in the private sphere and isperpetrated by people close to the victim. These features can introduce large
biases into its reporting in specialized…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Torres, Javier; Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lafortune, Jeanne; Tessada, José
La realidad migratoria en Chile ha cambiado fuertemente en las últimas dos décadas. Números oficiales del Departamento de Extranjería y Migración indican que la población migrante se habría duplicado…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Obando, Nataly; Andrian, Leandro Gaston
This paper analyzes the change in poverty between 2002 and 2013 in Colombia. We find that more than 90 percent of the reduction in poverty is explained by economic growth, and that wages are the…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hull, Darrell M.; Booker, Dana D.; Näslund-Hadley, Emma
El presente estudio analizó las características de los docentes de Belice que hipotéticamente podían correlacionarse con la autoeficacia de los mismos. Controlado por estas características, el…
May 2016
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Blumberg, Rae Lesser; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes
This paper analyzes gender bias in teaching in low-performing schools in Chile. To carry out the analyses, the authors used videotaped classes for fourth graders and coded 237 tapings. Results show a…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Camacho, Adriana; Messina, Julián; Uribe, Juan Pablo
Rapid expansion in the demand for post-secondary education triggered an unprecedented boom of higher education programs in Colombia, possibly deteriorating quality. This paper uses rich…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López-Calva, Luis Felipe; Levy Algazi, Santiago
Over the last two decades Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. However, average workers¿ earnings have stagnated and…