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    • 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. ...
    • The Effect of the Kangaroo Mother Care Program (KMC) on Wages: A structural Model 

      Cortés, Darwin; Attanassio, Orazio; Gallego, Juan; Maldonado, Darío; Rodríguez, Paul; Charpak, Nathalie; Tessier, Rejean; Ruiz, Juan Gabriel; Hernández, Tiberio; Uriza, Felipe (CAF; Caracas, 2016-04-14)
      In this paper we analyze the relationship between skills and some outcomes later in life for a population of premature children. Pretreatment skills and characteristics are good predictors of childhood and adulthood skills ...
    • 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 ...
    • Integrating Early-life Shocks and Human Capital Investments on Children´s Education 

      Duque, Valentina; Rosales-Rueda, María; Sánchez, Fabio (CAF; Colombia, 2016-10-04)
      This study investigates how early-life conditions interact with subsequent human capital investments to influence future educational outcomes. To provide causal evidence, we exploit two sources of exogenous variation: i) ...
    • 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 ...
    • Misallocated Talent: Teen Pregnancy, Education and Job Sorting in Colombia 

      Agüero, Jorge M. (CAF; Caracas, 2021-04-20)
      Policy makers and international organizations often argue that teenage pregnancy affects girls’ life trajectories by, for example, limiting their employment opportunities. These concerns are amplified in regions with high ...
    • Motherhood and flexible jobs: Evidence from Latin American countries 

      Berniell, Inés; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, María; Marchionni, Mariana (CAF; Caracas, 2021-03-05)
      We study the causal effect of motherhood on labour market outcomes in Latin America by adopting an event study approach around the birth of the first child based on panel data from national household surveys for Chile, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Motherhood and the missing women in the labor market 

      Berniell, I; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, M; Marchionni, M (CAF; Caracas, 2018-09-06)
      Motherhood currently stands out as a key determinant of the gender gap in labor market outcomes. Studies identifying the effect of children have mostly focused in Europe and the US. These results may not be extrapolated ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Will you marry me, later? Age-of-marriage laws and child marriage in Mexico 

      Bellés-Obrero, Cristina; Lombardi, María (CAF; Caracas, 2020-11-03)
      We provide empirical evidence on the impact of raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old on child marriage, early motherhood, and school enrollment in Mexico. Using a difference-in-differences model that takes ...