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…
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-…
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…
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…