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What is the Role of Urban Growth on Inequality, and Segregation? The Case of Urban Argentina´s Urban Agglomerations
We analyze the relationship between urban sprawl and changing patterns of inequality and segregation in metropolitan areas of Argentina. The existing literature has endeavored to study the determinants of the expansion of ...
Domestic Violence and Divorce Law: When Divorce Threats Become Credible
This paper investigates whether lowering the cost of divorce can reduce domestic violence. The cost of divorce influences the bargaining position of spouses, and thus, their behavior within the marriage. This study takes ...
Poor Little Children: The Socioeconomic Gap in Parental Responses to School Disadvantage
In this paper, we study how parents react to a widely-used school policy that puts some children at a learning disadvantage. Specifically, we first document that, in line with findings in other countries, younger children ...
Inequality, Crime, and the Long Run Legacy of Slavery
This paper investigates the relationship between economic inequality and crime in Colombian municipalities. Following recent scholarly research that suggests that the legacy of slavery is largely manifest in persistent ...
El tamaño del estado y su impacto redistributivo en América Latina
Este ensayo analiza la evolución del gasto público en América Latina a lo largo de las dos últimas décadas, y ofrece como referencia una perspectiva de más larga duración cuando la disponibilidad de estadísticas lo permite. ...
Exploring the Potential of Machine Learning for Automatic Slum Identification from VHE Imagery
Slum identification in urban settlements is a crucial step in the process of formulation of propoor policies. However, the use of conventional methods for slums detection such as field surveys may result time consuming and ...