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Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the effect of a negative household income shock on the enrollment status of youth ages 15 to 25. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8344 FEB 20, 2018

Cerutti,Paula Maria; Crivellaro,Elena; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the Northern Triangle (English)

This study quantifies the outflow of human capital associated with migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras since 1990. To measure the outflow of skills and human capital and how this has changed over time, the study uses information on Northern Triangle migrants residing in the United States, a group that accounts for over 90 percent of all migrants from the three countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8334 FEB 12, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Hit and run? Income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the effect of a negative household income shock on the enrollment status of youth ages 15 to 25. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125671 FEB 01, 2018

Cerutti,Paula Maria; Crivellaro, Elena; Reyes, Germán; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the northern triangle (English)

This study quantifies the outflow of human capital associated with migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras since 1990. To measure the outflow of skills and human capital and how this has changed over time, the study uses information on Northern Triangle migrants residing in the United States, a group that accounts for over 90 percent of all migrants from the three countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125623 FEB 01, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Fiscal and welfare impacts of electricity subsidies in Central America (English)

All countries in Central America provide direct electricity subsidies to a majority of residential consumers, in some cases benefiting close to 80 percent of the population. ... See More +

Publication 120401 OCT 12, 2017

Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Sanchez,Luis Alvaro; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Tornarolli,Leopoldo; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Olivera,Laura; Patron,Luis Rizo Disclosed

How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)

This paper shows evidence that suggests the economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean has already translated into slowing social gains, including decelerating poverty reduction, stagnating growth of the middle class, and lower income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7948 JAN 19, 2017

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Honduras - Unlocking economic potential for greater opportunities : systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) (Spanish)

Honduras is Central America’s second-largest country with a population of more than 8 million and a land area of about 112,000 square kilometers. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 103239 JAN 01, 2017

Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Lopez,J. Humberto English Disclosed

How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean? (English)

This paper shows evidence that suggests the economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean has already translated into slowing social gains, including decelerating poverty reduction, stagnating growth of the middle class, and lower income growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125645 JAN 01, 2017

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Childhood poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : Pobreza infantil en América Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

Following steep declines in poverty rates over the past decade, the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region reduced childhood poverty by a third and childhood extreme poverty almost by half between 2004 and 2014. ... See More +

Brief 106573 JUN 01, 2016

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Monsalve,Emma; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Viveros,Martha English Disclosed

Childhood poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Following steep declines in poverty rates over the past decade, the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region reduced childhood poverty by a third and childhood extreme poverty almost by half between 2004 and 2014. ... See More +

Brief 106573 JUN 01, 2016

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Monsalve,Emma; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Viveros,Martha Spanish Disclosed

Honduras - Unlocking economic potential for greater opportunities : systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) (English)

Honduras is Central America’s second-largest country with a population of more than 8 million and a land area of about 112,000 square kilometers. ... See More +

Publication 103239 JAN 01, 2016

Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Lopez,J. Humberto Spanish Disclosed

Honduras - Unlocking economic potential for greater opportunities : systematic country diagnostic : Honduras - Liberar el potencial económico de mayores oportunidades : diagnóstico sistemático país (Spanish)

Honduras is Central America’s second-largest country with a population of more than 8 million and a land area of about 112,000 square kilometers. ... See More +

Publication 103239 JAN 01, 2016

Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Lopez,J. Humberto Disclosed

Working to end poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : workers, jobs, and wages (English)

The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region achieved laudable gains in the 2000s in the fight against poverty. This was a decade of solid economic growth; substantial reduction in poverty and income inequality; and progress toward being a middle-class society. ... See More +

Publication 97209 JUN 01, 2015

Castañeda, Andres; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; De Gouvea Scot De Arruda,Thiago; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira Disclosed

Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade : América Latina indígena no século XXI : a primeira década (Portuguese)

In 2013 the World Bank set itself two ambitious goals: to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost the prosperity of the bottom 40 percent of the population worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 98544 JAN 01, 2015

Freire, Germán; Schwartz Orellana,Steven Daniel; Zumaeta Aurazo,Melissa; Costa, Damasceno Costa; Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade : Latinoamérica indígena en el siglo XXI : primera década (Spanish)

In 2013 the World Bank set itself two ambitious goals: to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost the prosperity of the bottom 40 percent of the population worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 98544 JAN 01, 2015

Freire, Germán; Schwartz Orellana,Steven Daniel; Zumaeta Aurazo,Melissa; Costa, Damasceno Costa; Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade (English)

In 2013 the World Bank set itself two ambitious goals: to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost the prosperity of the bottom 40 percent of the population worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 98544 JAN 01, 2015

Freire, Germán; Schwartz Orellana,Steven Daniel; Zumaeta Aurazo,Melissa; Costa, Damasceno Costa; Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003-12), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the region's Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7146 DEC 01, 2014

Cord, Louise; Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sousa, Liliana D.; Valderrama, Daniel Disclosed

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003—2012), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the region's Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125429 DEC 01, 2014

Cord,Louise J.; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Barriga Cabanillas,Oscar Eduardo; Rodríguez-Castelán,Carlos; Valderrama,Daniel Disclosed

Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment (English)

Isolated by nature, and recovering from a period of historically low growth during the eighties and nineties, Paraguay faced many economic and social challenges at the beginning of the twenty first century. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9297 JUN 01, 2014

Garriga, Santiago; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Lugo, Maria Ana; Giopp, Alejandro Medina; Muller, Miriam; Sousa, Liliana D. Disclosed

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Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8344 Policy Research Working Paper
Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the Northern Triangle (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8334 Policy Research Working Paper
Hit and run? Income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125671 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the northern triangle (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125623 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Fiscal and welfare impacts of electricity subsidies in Central America (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 120401 Publication
How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7948 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Unlocking economic potential for greater opportunities : systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 103239 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 125645 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Childhood poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : Pobreza infantil en América Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2016 106573 Brief English
Childhood poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106573 Brief Spanish
Honduras - Unlocking economic potential for greater opportunities : systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103239 Publication Spanish
Honduras - Unlocking economic potential for greater opportunities : systematic country diagnostic : Honduras - Liberar el potencial económico de mayores oportunidades : diagnóstico sistemático país (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2016 103239 Publication
Working to end poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : workers, jobs, and wages (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97209 Publication
Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade : América Latina indígena no século XXI : a primeira década (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2015 98544 Working Paper
Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade : Latinoamérica indígena en el siglo XXI : primera década (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 98544 Working Paper
Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98544 Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7146 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 125429 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Volatility and inequality as constraints to shared prosperity : Paraguay equity assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 ACS9297 Working Paper