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    • Expectations about Returns to Education. The Role of Parental and Youths’ Characteristics 

      Novella, Rafael; Repetto, Andrea (CAF; Caracas, 2022-01-17)
      Investing in human capital requires, among others, access and capacity to process information. This paper focuses on understanding the role of expected returns to education in determining schooling decisions. Using data ...
    • Motherhood and the Allocation of Talent 

      Berniell, Inés; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, María; Fawaz, Yarine; Machado, Matilde P. (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-29)
      In this paper we show that motherhood triggers changes in the allocation of talent in the labor market beyond the well-known effects on gender gaps in employment and earnings. We use an event study approach with retrospective ...
    • Medición de los niveles de productividad de las ciudades en América Latina 

      Alves, Guillermo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-29)
      Este documento presenta datos sobre productividad a nivel de ciudad para 279 ciudades de 12 países de América Latina. Para esto se utilizan los datos de salario horario de las encuestas de hogares oficiales de los países. ...
    • La movilidad educativa intergeneracional en el siglo XX en América Latina y el Caribe 

      Berniell, Lucila; Bonavida, Cristian; de la Mata, Dolores; Schargrodsky, Ernesto (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-29)
      En este trabajo aportamos nuevas mediciones de movilidad educativa intergeneracional para América Latina y el Caribe a partir de datos censales armonizados para 22 países. Producimos estimaciones de medidas de movildiad ...
    • Motherhood, Pregnancy or Marriage Effects 

      Berniell, Inés; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, María; Fawaz, Yarine; Machado, Matilde P. (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-28)
      The existence of large child penalties on women’s labor market outcomes has been documented for multiple countries and time periods. In this paper, we assess to what extent marriage decisions and pregnancies (including ...
    • GUIA DE PREPARAÇÃO PARA ESTRATÉGIAS GOVTECH 

      Zapata, Enrique (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-24)
      A urgência por implantar ferramentas digitais e de dados em resposta aos impactos econômicos e sociais constitui uma oportunidade única para avançar na transformação digital do setor público. Nós, do CAF -Banco de ...
    • Govtech readiness assessment guide 

      Unknown author (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-24)
      The urgency to deploy data and digital tools as a response to social and economic impacts presents a unique opportunity to advance the digital transformation of the public sector and digital innovation of government. At ...
    • Going subnational: wage differentials across levels of government in Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay 

      Baez, Maria Josefina; Brassiolo, Pablo; Estrada, Ricardo; Fajardo, Gustavo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-22)
      Workers at subnational governments play a prominent role in the delivery of public services in most countries. Yet, information about their remuneration is scarce. Using data for Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay, we document ...
    • Spatial inequalities in educational opportunities: The role of public policies 

      Katzkowicz, Noemí; Querejeta, Martina; Rosá, Tatiana (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-17)
      This paper documents spatial patterns in intergenerational mobility at the top of the educational distribution and assess the role of public policies in increasing educational opportunities. Our analysis relies on novel ...
    • Surnames and Social Rank: Long-term Traits of Social Mobility in Colombia and Chile 

      Jaramillo-Echeverri, Juliana; Álvarez, Andrés; Bro, Naim (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-16)
      In the last two years, Colombia and Chile have witnessed strong social protests, characterized by slogans against inequality and the lack of social mobility. In this study we propose a comparative study on social mobility ...
    • Movilidad ocupacional en América Latina 

      Ciaschi, Matías; Gasparini, Leonardo; Neidhöfer, Guido (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-16)
      La persistencia de desigualdades entre generaciones representa un tópico de sumo interés para las sociedades. Mientras que la mayoría de este tipo de estudios se concentra en desigualdades educativas, en este trabajo ...
    • Intergenerational mobility in education in Latin America 

      Neidhöfer, Guido; Ciaschi, Matías; Gasparini, Leonardo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-15)
      This document provides a comprehensive analysis of intergenerational mobility in Latin America, focusing on the association between parental education and the education of their children. It updates the estimates provided ...
    • Does it Matter Where You Grow up? Childhood Exposure Effects in Latin America and the Caribbean 

      Muñoz, Ercio (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-15)
      I study whether the observed differences in intergenerational educational mobility across regions in Latin America and the Caribbean are due to the sorting of families or the effect of grow ing up in these different places. ...
    • Teen childbearing in Latin America: the mother-daughter link 

      Machado, Matilde P.; Mora, Ricardo; Olivo, Karen (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-14)
      Using DHS data for six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region, we estimate the relation between a mother’s teenage childbearing and that of her daughter’s. Our results show that restricting the estimating ...
    • Medición de los determinantes de la productividad en Ciudades de América Latina 

      Alves, Guillermo; Carreras, Enrique; López, Pablo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-14)
      El presente documento desarrolla un conjunto de indicadores para medir los determinantes de la productividad en las ciudades de América Latina. Su objetivo es caracterizar los determinantes que pueden ser intervenidos desde ...
    • ¿Puede la digitalización del Estado ayudarnos en la lucha contra la corrupción? 

      Gallego, Jorge (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-09)
      La crisis causada por el COVID-19 en América Latina y el mundo ha obligado a los gobiernos a expandir el gasto fiscal para atender la emergencia sanitaria y económica. Sin embargo, el margen de maniobra de los gobiernos ...
    • Digintegridad: la transformación digital de la lucha contra la corrupción 

      Cetina, Camilo; Cruz Manrique, Paula (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-09)
      Los escándalos de corrupción sin precedentes en América Latina que se han conocido en la última década sugieren que la región se enfrenta a desafíos estructurales que combinan una corrupción endémica con debilidad ...
    • Igualdad de oportunidades educativas: un indicador sencillo para América Latina 

      Gasparini, Leonardo; Laguinge, Luis; Ciaschi, Matías; Guido Neidhöfer (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-07)
      Este documento presenta estimaciones para América Latina de un indicador simple de igualdad de oportunidades educativas que mide el grado en que las variables de entorno familiar (ingreso y educación de los padres) dan ...
    • Nota de Productividad: Trinidad y Tobago, una economía dual limitada por baja calidad de insumos públicos 

      Schliesser, Reinier (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-06)
      Trinidad y Tobago es una economía de renta alta con un PIB per cápita 57,7 % más elevado que el promedio regional para América Latina y El Caribe. El sector de energía contribuye con cerca del 35 % del PIB y del 90 % de ...
    • Bureaucratic turnover across levels of government 

      Brassiolo, Pablo; Estrada, Ricardo; Fajardo, Gustavo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-11-19)
      The incidence of patronage can vary widely across levels of gov ernment within a country. We show this in the context of Brazil, which has been the focus of most recent research on patronage. In particular, we find that ...