Jan 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia
La baja productividad y la alta informalidad son dos de los problemas principales que caracterizan los mercados laboralesde la región andina. Esta nota se enfoca en las políticas laborales que pueden…
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…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Rucci, Graciana; Urzúa, Sergio
Labor market institutions shape the return to workers’ skills. They define the incentives of firms and workers to invest in general and specific skills, affecting the returns to experience and tenure…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Eberhard, Juan; Moraga, Gabriel; Nun, Eleonora; Madariaga, Aldo
Using data from the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey, this paper explores the determinants of firms’ training decisions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The share of production for the export market…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lotti, Giulia; Obando, Nataly
Using the Colombian Annual Manufacturing Survey (AMS) between 2000 and 2014, this paper investigates the effect of labor contract modalities on firm productivity within the industrial sector through…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Hincapie, Diana; Messina, Julián; Ripani, Laura
Despite governments' best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean don't have the skills they need to thrive. This book looks at what policies work, and don't work, so…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Hincapie, Diana; Messina, Julián; Ripani, Laura
A pesar del gran esfuerzo de los gobiernos, muchas personas en América Latina y el Caribe no tienen las habilidades que necesitan para prosperar. Este libro analiza qué polí­ticas públicas funcionan…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Alaimo, Veronica; Bosch, Mariano; Gualavisi, Melany; Villa, Juan Miguel
This paper presents new data documenting the cost of salaried labor in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries. We gather data on the three main costs associated to hiring salaried labor; (i)…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Alaimo, Veronica; Bosch, Mariano; Gualavisi, Melany; Villa, Juan Miguel
Este estudio documenta el costo del trabajo asalariado en 20 países de América Latina y el Caribe. Recopilamos datos sobre los tres costos principales asociados a la contratación de trabajo…
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): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Hogarth, Terence
Increasingly, skills are seen as a key component of competitiveness. Employer Skill Surveys (ESS) have an important role to play in: (i) demonstrating the skills that are in most demand and where…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Hogarth, Terence
Cada vez más se identifica que las habilidades son un componente clavepara la competitividad. Las encuestas a empleadores sobre habilidades
(ESS) juegan un rol fundamental para: (i) demostrar…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico; Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias (CIAT)
En este resumen se presentan los principales resultados del análisis de la imposición sobre las rentas del trabajo en 20 economías de América Latina y el Caribe en 2013. Se enfatiza la cuña fiscal--…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernández-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura
This study intends to decompose apprenticeships. First, based on an extensive review of existing literature, it proposes a formal definition of apprenticeships that differentiates this type of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernández-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura
El presente estudio pretende desagregar los sistemas de aprendices en sus distintos elementos. En primer lugar, a partir de una amplia revisión bibliográfica, propone una definición de los programas…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Gambetti, Luca; Messina, Julián
This paper examines the evolution of the cyclicality of real wages and employment in four Latin American economies (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico) during the period 1980-2010. Wages are highly…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Arango, Luis Eduardo; Castellani, Francesca; Obando, Nataly
Using the Colombian Annual Manufacturing Survey (EAM) between 2000 and 2013, this paper investigates the existence of heterogeneity in the labor demand within the industrial sector. Long run own-…