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Eva-Maria Egger to present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries

Eva-Maria Egger will present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries at a virtual brown-bag seminar hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Malawi on Wednesday 19 May 2021. The...

19 May 2021
Past event
Annual Lecture
Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of social protection in Latin America Social protection Social health insurance Latin America
Working Paper
A macro–micro analysis of gender segregation and job quality in Latin America

Latin America has seen vast improvements in gender educational and health equality...

Gender equality Latin America Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Motherhood and flexible jobs: Evidence from Latin American countries

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, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay...

child penalty event study female labour supply
Technical Note
The Economic Transformation Database (ETD): content, sources, and methods

This note introduces the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database (ETD), which provides time series of employment and real and nominal value added by 12 sectors in 51 countries for the period 1990–2018...

Database Employment value added
Working Paper
Informality, labour transitions, and the livelihoods of workers in Latin America

This paper studies the incidence and heterogeneity of labour informality in six Latin American countries—Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru...

Informality Occupational turnover Education
Working Paper
Does connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle-income countries

Gender gaps in labour force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change. We assess this persistence across economic geographies within countries, focusing on youth employment in off-farm wage jobs...

Gender gap Youth Employment
Journal Article
The Long(er)‐Term Impacts of Chile Solidario on Human Capital and Labor Income

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Conditional cash transfers Human capital Labour income
Working Paper
Self-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua

We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...

Employment Women Latin America
The case for universal social insurance in Latin America

Access to effective social insurance in Latin America is typically determined by workers’ status in the labor market – whether they have formal or informal jobs...

Social assistance Social protection Social health insurance
Annual Lecture
Latin America-unsplash WIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
30 October 2019
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
Journal Article
Taxation and Inequality in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Recent Experience of Latin America

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

Tax policy Inequality Redistribution
Working Paper
The long(er)-term impacts of Chile Solidario on human capital and labour income

This paper examines Chile Solidario, a social protection programme that provides poor households in Chile with preferential access to a conditional cash transfer programme designed to facilitate investments in children’s health and education...

Conditional cash transfers Human capital Labour income
Working Paper
Cash transfers in Latin America: Effects on poverty and redistribution

In this paper, we present comparative evidence for eight Latin American countries regarding design and effects of cash transfers (CTs)...

Cash transfers Child poverty Inequality
Working Paper
The political economy of ‘linked’ progressive taxation in Africa and Latin America

One key element in the reduction of poverty and (in Latin America) inequality has been the achievement of greater fiscal equity; we analyse one key part of this process, which is the earmarking of portions of tax revenue to be spent on progressive pu...

Taxation Public expenditure Political economy
Research uptake
The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the Future

Latin America has been traditionally a continent of high inequality, in both income and wealth, fundamentally reflecting a skewed distribution of productive assets. High social stratification benefits the personal wealth, power and status of...

Inequality Poverty Latin America
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