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Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia
We explore the effects of a randomly assigned conditional cash transfer in Honduras (Bono 10000) on early childhood development. We find significant impacts on cognitive development in children 0-60…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Sório, Rita Elisabeth; 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…
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…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; López Bóo, Florencia; Li, Xia
This study explores sex differences in language and socio-emotional skills. It focuses on children 7 months old to 6 years old in Chile in 2012 and Nicaragua in 2013. A focus on young children…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Araujo, María Caridad; Tomé, Romina
This toolkit is designed to be a resource for researchers and technical staff of any discipline, working for governments and institutions interested in measuring and monitoring the quality of child…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Walker, Susan P.; Powell, Christine; Chang, Susan M.; Baker-Henningham, Helen; Grantham-McGregor, Sally; Vera-Hernández, Marcos; López Bóo, Florencia
Integrating early childhood interventions with health and nutrition services has been recommended, however there is limited information on interventions that are effective and feasible for delivery…
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
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; 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; López Bóo, Florencia; Novella, Rafael; Schodt, Sara; Tomé, Romina
This study analyzes data collected in 2012 from a sample of public child care centers in Ecuador. It aims to characterize different quality aspects of the services provided by these centers to…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Vakis, Renos; Paxson, Christina; Marshall, Daniela; Macours, Karen; López Bóo, Florencia; Bravo, David; Bernal, Raquel; Azuero, Rodrigo; Araujo, María Caridad; Behrman, Jere R.; Schady, Norbert
Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and non-cognitive ability appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries.…
Aug 2013
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia
This paper documents disparities in cognitive development- as measured by a receptive vocabulary test-between children from households with high and low socioeconomic status (SES) in two different…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; López Bóo, Florencia; Puyana, Juan Manuel
This study collects and systematizes detailed, updated and comparable information about the design, management, funding and quality of child development services in Latin America and the Caribbean.…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Baker-Henningham, Helen; López Bóo, Florencia
This report reviews the effectiveness of early childhood stimulation interventions in developing countries. The report aims to answer the questions: What works in terms of early stimulation for young…
Dec 2009
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Madrigal, Lucía; Pagés, Carmen
This paper investigates the relationship between part-time work and job satisfaction using a recent household survey from Honduras. In contrast to previous work for developed countries, this paper…
Aug 2009
Author(s): Niaz Asadullah, Mohammed; Kambhampati, Uma; López Bóo, Florencia
This study documents the size and nature of boy-girl and Hindu-Muslim gaps in childrens school participation and attainments in India. Individual-level data from two successive rounds of the National…
Dec 2008
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia
This paper examines the effect of labor market opportunities on schooling and employment decisions in 12 urban areas in Argentina over 12 years, emphasizing the recession/crisis years of 1998-2002.…