Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
This synopsis reviews the arguments in favor of a larger role for public policy in determining the well-being of young children. It explains where the region is in terms of child well-being today,…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
Esta sinopsis resume los argumentos a favor de un rol más importante de las políticas públicas para determinar el bienestar de los niños. Explica por qué la región se encuentra actualmente donde se…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Straume, Odd Rune
This paper examines whether an expansion in the supply of public preschool crowds out private enrollment, using rich data for municipalities in Brazil from 2000-2006, where federal transfers to local…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Cristia, Julian P.
Evidence on the impacts of a large-scale expansion in public preprimary education is limited and mostly circumscribed to high and middle-income countries. This paper estimates the effects of such an…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Humpage, Sarah D.
Randomized controlled trials, prized for generating unbiased estimates of treatment effects, have become popular in development economics. However, RCTs do not always offer sufficient statistical…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Barros, Ricardo;Carvalho, Mirela de;Franco, Samuel;Mendonça, Rosane;Rosalém, Andrezza
Studies of the effects of pre-school programs on child development in developing countries have found scant impact. This study was conducted to reconcile the importance of daycare for 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…
May 2011
Author(s): Calderón, María Cecilia;Hoddinott, John
This paper examines early childhood development (ECD) outcomes and their association with family characteristics, investments, and environmental factors, with particular emphasis on the inter-…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Cristia, Julian P.
Many developing countries have adopted the market approach for expanding the supply of child care, but little is known about the economic behavior of independent providers. This paper draws on…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad
The Inter-American Development Bank has launched a significant, multi-year program of analytical work on Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective of this…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Vegas, Emiliana;Santibáñez, Lucrecia
Early childhood development outcomes play an important role throughout a person's life, affecting one's income-earning capacity and productivity, longevity, health, and cognitive ability.…
Jan 1999
Author(s): Hausmann, Ricardo;Székely, Miguel
In this paper, social mobility is measured by looking at the extent to which family background determines socioeconomic success. An index of social mobility for developing countries is proposed based…
Aug 1998
Author(s): Deutsch, Ruthanne
This study undertakes an econometric analysis of data on the use of child care services and labor force participation drawn from a survey of 1,720 households in 15 'favelas' or slums, in…