Oct 2019
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu;Fuertes, Nicolás;Schodt, Sara
This project analyzes teachers’ practices for around 2000 teachers in 204 schools in Ecuador. Each year a group of teachers was filmed and screened using the CLASS instrument to measure their…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu;Fuertes, Nicolás;Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine;Schodt, Sara
In this project we analyze data for 82 preschool centers in Trinidad and Tobago where teachers were assessed using the CLASS. The results show that teachers are performing well in the Emotional…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Schady, Norbert;Carneiro, Pedro;Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment. We find steep socioeconomic gradients and a substantial boy-girl gap in…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Fiszbein, Ariel;Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Araujo, María Caridad
This note, prepared by M. Caridad Araujo, Ariel Fiszbein and Mercedes Mateo Díaz, summarizes the agreements reachedduring a seminar in Washington, DC organized by the Inter-American Dialogue and the…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Fiszbein, Ariel;Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Araujo, María Caridad
Esta nota, preparada por M. Caridad Araujo, Ariel Fiszbein y Mercedes Mateo Díaz, resume los consensos a los que se arribódurante un seminario convocado en la ciudad de Washington, DC (EEUU) por el…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Bosch, Mariano;Schady, Norbert
Many poor households in developing countries are liquidity-constrained. As a result, they may under-invest in the human capital of their children. We provide new evidence on the long-term (10-year)…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Bosch, Mariano;Schady, Norbert
Muchos hogares pobres en los países en desarrollo enfrentan problemas de liquidez. Como resultado, es probable que inviertan menos de lo necesario en el capital humano de sus niños. Utilizando datos…
Dec 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…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Schady, Norbert
I review the evidence on access to water and sanitation infrastructure and child outcomes In Latin America. I show that there are large differences in access across countries and, within countries,…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Vakis, Renos;Paxson, Christina;Marshall, Daniela;Macours, Karen;Lopez Boo, 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.…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Vakis, Renos;Paxson, Christina;Marshall, Daniela;Macours, Karen;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Bravo, David;Bernal, Raquel;Azuero, Rodrigo;Araujo, María Caridad;Behrman, Jere R.;Schady, Norbert
Los estudios llevados a cabo en Estados Unidos demuestran que las brechas en las habilidades tempranas cognitivas y no cognitivas se producen muy pronto en la vida. Es poco lo que se conoce sobre…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad
The Inter-American Development Bank has launched a significant, multi-year program of analytical work on Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective of this…