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Gendered language (English)

Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many -- sometimes all -- nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8464 JUN 04, 2018

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

The impact of violence on individual risk preferences : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This study estimates the impact of Kenya’s post-election violence on individual risk preferences. Because the crisis interrupted a longitudinal survey of more than five thousand Kenyan youth, this timing creates plausibly exogenous variation in exposure to civil conflict by the time of the survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7440 OCT 14, 2015

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Does Africa need a rotten Kin Theorem ? experimental evidence from village economies (English)

This paper measures the economic impact of social pressure to share income with kin and neighbors in rural Kenyan villages. The authors conduct a lab experiment in which they randomly vary the observability of investment returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6085 JUN 01, 2012

Jakiela, Pamela; Ozier, Owen Disclosed