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Mar 2014
Author(s): Planas, Maria Elena; García, Patricia J.; Bustelo, Monserrat; Cárcamo, Cesar; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Martinez, Sebastian; Merino, María Fernanda; Morrison, Andrew
This study aims to evaluate whether health providers in Peru might be contributing to ethnic health disparities in the provision of family planning services, by comparing providers' adherence to…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Ñopo, Hugo R.
This book presents a regional overview of gender and ethnic disparities in labor earnings during this last turn of the century. After this introduction, chapter 2 presents the methodology adopted by…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Bellony, Annelle; Hoyos, Alejandro; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper analyzes gender earnings gaps in Barbados and Jamaica, using amatching comparisons approach. In both countries, as in most of the Caribbean region, females educational achievement is…
May 2010
Author(s): Hoyos, Alejandro; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper complements the findings of Atal, Ñopo and Winder (2009) on gender and ethnic wage gaps for 18 Latin American countries circa 2005 by analyzing gender wage gaps for the same countries…
May 2010
Author(s): Hoyos, Alejandro; Peña, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper surveys gender wage gaps in Colombia from 1994 to 2006, using matching comparisons to examine the extent to which individuals with similar human capital characteristics earn different…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Castillo, Marco; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Bravo, David; Sethi, Rajiv; Sanhueza, Claudia; Soruco, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Rossi, Máximo; Elías, Víctor; Elías, Julio; Gaviria, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Petrie, Ragan; Piani, Giorgina; Torero, Máximo; Ronconi, Lucas; Rothschild, Julie; Urzúa, Sergio; Candelo, Natalia; Moro, Andrea
This book presents a set of studies on contemporary discrimination in Latin America that takes advantage of these new tools by focusing on social interactions that range from cooperation, group…
Oct 2009
Author(s): Atal, Juan Pablo; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Winder, Natalia
This paper surveys gender and ethnic wage gaps in 18 Latin American countries, decomposing differences using matching comparisons as a non-parametric alternative to the Blinder-Oaxaca (BO)…
May 2009
Author(s): Salardi, Paola; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper explores the evolution of Brazilian wage gaps by gender and skin color over a decade (1996-2006), using the matching comparison methodology developed by Ñopo (2008). In Brazil, racial wage…
Apr 2009
Author(s): Gallardo, Lourdes; Ñopo, Hugo R.
Returns to labor for workers with similar endowments of productive characteristics in Ecuador are influenced by two characteristics that, arguably, should play no role on the determination of wages:…
Mar 2009
Author(s): Ñopo, Hugo R.
Applying the methodology developed in Ñopo (2004), this paper analyzes the evolution of the gender wage gap in Peru from 1986 to 2000. This methodology has two advantages. First, it recognizes that…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Ríos, Vanessa; Chong, Alberto E.; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper argues that welfare programs are linked with the destruction of social capital, as measured by interpersonal trust in laboratory games. The paper employs experimental data for…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Di Tella, Rafael; MacCulloch, Robert; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper uses newly available data to describe the distribution of crime victimization and other criminal activities (including drug trafficking and corruption) around the world. The paper then…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Winder, Natalia; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This study analyzes social mobility and human capital accumulation among ethnic minorities in Mexican urban areas, exploring changes in educational attainment and labor market status and using panel…
Jul 2008
Author(s): Ñopo, Hugo R.; Gonzales, Alberto
This paper analyzes gender and ethnic wage gaps in Guatemala for the period 2000-2006, applying a matching comparisons technique, finding pronounced wage gaps along both gender and ethnic dimensions…
May 2008
Author(s): Calónico, Sebastián; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper analyzes the evolution of gender segregation in the workplace in Mexico between 1994 and 2004, using a matching comparisons technique to explore the role of individual and family…
May 2008
Author(s): Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Chong, Alberto E.; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper explores the link between what people say they prefer to do and what they actually do. Using data from an experimental project exploring trust and pro-sociality for representative samples…
Apr 2008
Author(s): Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Chong, Alberto E.; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper explores the extent to which individuals trust, reciprocate, cooperate and pool risk by using a battery of field experiments containing the trust game, the voluntary contributions…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Berkman, Heather; Pagés, Carmen; Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Calónico, Sebastián; Azevedo, Viviane; Payne, J. Mark; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Lora, Eduardo; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Mazza, Jacqueline; Ripani, Laura; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Márquez, Gustavo; Bouillon, César P.; León, Gianmarco
This report raises a number of fundamental questions about the multidimensional and interrelated nature of social exclusion and moves beyond the traditional emphasis on outcomes and groups to view…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Cuesta, José A.; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Pizzolitto, Georgina
Latin America is the most unequal region in the world. High levels of inequality are pervasive in spite of recent economic growth, institutional development and deliberate argeted social…
Oct 2007
Author(s): Ripani, Laura; Gandelman, Néstor; Ñopo, Hugo R.
Unequal income distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean is linked to unequal distributions of (human and physical) assets and differential access to markets and services. These circumstances,…