Jul 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
This edition of IDEA is based on a new IDB book entitled Who Decides Social Policy?. This seminal study tries to better understand why social and economic programs are not more effective in Latin…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
La presente edición de IDEA se basa en un nuevo libro del BID titulado ¿Quiénes deciden la política social?, que busca entender mejor por qué los programas sociales y económicos que se emprenden en…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Some 360 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean -70 percent of the population- live on very low incomes and have not shared in the economic and social growth of the region. These people…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Velasques de Paula Machado, Fabiana
While decreasing inequality is generally considered desirable, and there is a growing understanding of which policies do and do not promote equality, much less is known regarding why these policies…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Bartholo, Letícia;Dutra, Ricardo Rodrigues
El presente trabajo tiene por objeto analizar el diseño, la gestión y la implementación del Catastro Único de Programas Sociales, conocido como CadÚnico, para examinar su capacidad actual para…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Watanuki, Masakazu;Durán Lima, José;Ludeña, Carlos E.;Alvarez, Mariano;De Miguel, Carlos;Wong, Sara;Arguello, Ricardo;Terra, María Inés;Bucheli, Marisa;Laens, Silvia;Estrades, Carmen;Chisari, Omar O.;Maquieyra, Javier;Romero, Carlos;Ferreira Filho, Joaquim Bento de Souza;Medvedev, Denis;van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique;Tourinho, Octávio Augusto Fontes;Kume, Honorio;Pedroso, Ana Cristina de Souza
This book contains a selection of studies discussed at the first and second Regional Meetings on Computable General Equilibrium, which were held, respectively, in Santiago, Chile on 13 and 14 April…
Jun 2008
Author(s): La Ferrara, Eliana;Duryea, Suzanne;Chong, Alberto E.
This paper focuses on fertility choices in Brazil, a country where soap operas (novelas) portray families that are much smaller than in reality, to study the effects of television on individual…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.;Olgiati, Analía;Duryea, Suzanne
Approximately 14 percent of births are unregistered in Latin America according to estimates by UNICEF (2001). Children who lack an official birth certificate can be denied access to social services…
Jan 2001
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.;Székely, Miguel;Gray-Molina, George;Jiménez, Wilson;Pérez de Rada, Ernesto;Yáñez, Ernesto;Neri, Marcelo Côrtes;Amadeo, Edward Joaquim;Carvalho, Alexandre Pinto;Contreras, Dante;Larrañaga, Osvaldo;Leibovich, José;Núñez, Jairo;Trejos, Juan Diego;Montiel, Nancy;Escobal, Javier;Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime;Torero, Máximo
This book examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,…
Jun 2000
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo
The adoption of emergency employment and short-term training programs to provide income support to the population affected by the episodes of economic volatility since 1995 reveals the failure of the…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Mazza, Jacqueline
This study examines unemployment insurance (UI) for its potential application and implications for Latin American and the Caribbean economies. It surveys current experience with unemployment…
Jun 1995
Author(s): Arretche, Marta Teresa S.;Draibe, Sonia Miriam;Lopes, Juárez Rubens Brandáo;Souza, Aparecida Neri de;Raczynski, Dagmar;Trejos, Juan Diego;Do Amaral, Helena Kerr;Martínez Nogueira, Roberto;Da Fonseca, Ana María Medeiros;Di Giovanni, Geraldo
Este libro ofrece un análisis crítico de los programas para combatir la pobreza en cuatro países. Los estudios revelan diversos problemas normativos, de procedimiento y de coordinación…