Mar 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Johannsen, Julia; Winters, Solis
The Community Nutrition Program in El Alto, Bolivia is the second phase of a program originally implemented between 2008 and 2011. The newly-structured program had objectives to improve infant and…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Boruchowicz, Cynthia
El presente informe resume los datos habitacionales y socioeconómicos recogidos a través de la Encuesta de Beneficiarios de los Programas de Mejoramiento de Barrios. que se llevó a cabo en 2014 en la…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Boruchowicz, Cynthia
El presente informe presenta los resultados de un programa piloto de mejoramiento integral de barrios en indicadores de crimen y seguridad, empoderamiento de la mujer, optimismo, actividades de los…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia
This paper examines gaps in child development by socioeconomic status (SES) using a large nationally representative sample of children 0–59 months old in Bolivia and a rich set of child health and…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Garibotto, Giorgina; Beron, Christian
Uruguay is one of very few countries in Latin America that has a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of early childhood development. In 2015–2016, during the second wave of the survey, an…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Garibotto, Giorgina; Beron, Christian
Uruguay es uno de los pocos países de América Latina que tiene una encuesta longitudinal representativa a nivel nacional del desarrollo de la primera infancia. En 2015-2016, durante la segunda fase…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Sánchez Chico, Ana; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs are important anti-poverty programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. There is little evidence, however, of the effectiveness of ongoing CCT programs…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Pemberton, Cecile; Joseph, Joel
The dataset comes from the 2017 National Women's Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago, a national, quantitative, cross-sectional survey of 1,079 women ages 15 to 64.
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): 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-…
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…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Schady, Norbert
Development in early childhood predicts schooling and labor market outcomes in adulthood. In this paper we use a fixed effects identification strategy to assess how differences in the quality of…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Schady, Norbert
El desarrollo en la primera infancia predice lo que serán los resultados en la escolaridad y el mercado laboral en la edad adulta. En este documento usamos una estrategia de identificación de efectos…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Leer, Jane; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Powell, Christine
Although there is ample support for the causal link between home visit parenting programs and child development outcomes, few studies have explored what it is that drives this relationship -to what…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We assigned two cohorts of kindergarten students, totaling more than 24,000 children, to teachers within schools with a rule that is as-good-as-random. We collected data on children at the beginning…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
This issue of IDEA examines some of the issues surrounding early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and why government should be involved in what would seem to be a family…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA examina algunas de las cuestiones relacionadas con el desarrollo de la primera infancia en América Latina y el Caribe, y pregunta por qué el gobierno debe involucrarse en un…
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; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Schady, Norbert
Child well-being matters for both ethical and economic reasons as children who flourish in the early years are more likely to become healthy, productive citizens later in life. This year's…
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; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Schady, Norbert
El bienestar infantil es importante tanto por razones éticas como económicas porque los niños que prosperan en los primeros años tienen más probabilidad de volverse ciudadanos productivos y…