Nov 2020
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Ferreyra, María Marta;Flabbi, Luca;Martin, Juan David
We develop and estimate a model of child care markets that endogenizes both demand and supply. On the demand side, families with a child make consumption, labor supply, and child-care decisions…
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…
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;Lopez Boo, 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;Lopez Boo, 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…
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;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
O bem-estar infantil é importante tanto por razões éticas como económicas porque as crianças que se desenvolvem nos primeiros anos são mais propensos a se tornarem cidadãos produtivos e saudáveis no…
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;Lopez Boo, 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;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
Esta sinopsis resume los argumentos a favor de un rol más importante de las políticas públicas para determinar el bienestar de los niños. Explica por qué la región se encuentra actualmente donde se…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Del Boca, Daniela
This paper discusses several approaches to examining the relationship between child care and mothers' labor supply. The focus is on child care for children aged 0-3, because this is a critical…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Rosales, María Fernanda
A growing body of research argues that early adverse experiences have lasting effects not only on later health outcomes, but also on human capital accumulation. This paper investigates the…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Straume, Odd Rune
This paper examines whether an expansion in the supply of public preschool crowds out private enrollment, using rich data for municipalities in Brazil from 2000-2006, where federal transfers to local…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Cristia, Julian P.
Evidence on the impacts of a large-scale expansion in public preprimary education is limited and mostly circumscribed to high and middle-income countries. This paper estimates the effects of such an…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Humpage, Sarah D.
Randomized controlled trials, prized for generating unbiased estimates of treatment effects, have become popular in development economics. However, RCTs do not always offer sufficient statistical…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Barros, Ricardo;Carvalho, Mirela de;Franco, Samuel;Mendonça, Rosane;Rosalém, Andrezza
Studies of the effects of pre-school programs on child development in developing countries have found scant impact. This study was conducted to reconcile the importance of daycare for child…
Jun 2011
Author(s): Veramendi, Gregory;Urzúa, Sergio
This paper presents a comprehensive empirical analysis of the impact of attending a child day care center on early childhood development (ECD) in Chile, examining child development from a multi-…
May 2011
Author(s): Powers, Elizabeth T.
This paper uses data from the Mexican Family Life Survey to estimate the impact of a household member's migration to the United States on the cognitive development of children remaining in…
May 2011
Author(s): Calderón, María Cecilia;Hoddinott, John
This paper examines early childhood development (ECD) outcomes and their association with family characteristics, investments, and environmental factors, with particular emphasis on the inter-…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Cristia, Julian P.
Many developing countries have adopted the market approach for expanding the supply of child care, but little is known about the economic behavior of independent providers. This paper draws on…
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…