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Working Paper
The impacts of studying abroad: Evidence from a government-sponsored scholarship program in Brazil

This paper investigates the impact of the Science without Borders ( Ciência sem Fronteiras – CSF) programme on participants’ post-graduation enrolment, employment, and entrepreneurship...

Education Brazil
Journal Article
Educational expansion and shifting private returns to education: Evidence from Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | We examine how returns to education have evolved in the context of post-conflict reconstruction and economic growth in Mozambique over the period 1996–2015...

Returns to education Workforce Employment
Working Paper
Differential health reporting error among older adults in India

This paper studies the education gradient associated with health reporting errors for two highly prevalent non-communicable diseases among older adults in India...

Education Health Panel survey
Book Chapter
Explaining income inequality trends: An integrated approach

In large parts of the world, income inequality has been rising in recent decades. Other regions have experienced declining trends in income inequality...

Education Income distribution
Book Chapter
Brazil: employment and inequality trends

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Inequality Polarization Task content of jobs
Book Chapter
China: employment and inequality trends

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Occupations Wage inequality Education
Tasks, skills, and institutions: The changing nature of work and inequality

BOOK IN PRODUCTION – ESTIMATED FOR PUBLICATION IN SUMMER 2023 Developed countries have experienced a polarization in earnings and in employment, namely stronger growth in the earnings and jobs for the most and least skilled workers at the expen...

Inequality Earnings Labour market
Working Paper
The unintended long-run impacts of agro-terrorism in Brazil

This paper studies the unintended long-run effects of a permanent agricultural shock led by agro-terrorism in Brazil on the education and labour market...

Education Wages Agriculture
Working Paper
Impact of school consolidation on enrolment and achievement: Evidence from India

I study the impact of school consolidation on enrolment and achievement, using its staggered roll-out in the Indian state of Rajasthan...

Children Education Enrolment
Working Paper
Foreign aid and intergenerational mobility in Africa

While there is extensive literature examining the growth and development effects of foreign aid, very little attention has been paid to its potential impact on social mobility...

Foreign aid Intergenerational Mobility Africa
Working Paper
Parental risk preferences, maternal bargaining power, and the educational progressions of children: Lab-in-the-field evidence from rural Côte d’Ivoire

We analyse the effect of parental risk preferences and a novel measure of maternal bargaining power over educational expenses—elicited via lab-in-the-field experiments in rural Côte d’Ivoire—on the educational progression of b...

Risk attitudes Female bargaining power Education
Working Paper
Understanding Somalia’s social contract and state-building efforts: Consequences for donor interventions

Building on a World Bank regional study in Africa aiming at measuring social contracts concepts and within the framework of reflecting on future donor interventions, this paper applies social contracts measurement and complements with qualitative ass...

Somalia Social contract Security
Working Paper
Impact of the right to education on school enrolment of children with disabilities: Evidence from India

I evaluate the impact of the right to education from the passing of the Right to Education Act in India in 2009. This Act guaranteed free education to children aged 6–14 years, including children with disabilities...

People with disabilities Children Education
Working Paper
Standardization and ethnocracy in Sri Lanka

Standardization was the scheme that replaced meritocracy in Sri Lanka education, with positive discrimination to increase the majority Sinhalese community’s university enrolment...

Education Standardization Quotas
Research Brief
Are women’s labour force participation rates improving in sub-Saharan Africa?

Several sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have achieved substantial economic growth in the past 30 years. Likewise, access to education has considerably expanded, as reflected in rising enrolment rates for both men and women...

Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Is economic development affected by the leaders’ education levels?: Evidence from India

Although formal education is often considered an indicator of political leaders’ quality, the evidence on the effectiveness of educated leaders is mixed...

political leaders Elections Public goods
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