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Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)

Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and noncognitive abilities appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6779 FEB 01, 2014

Schady,, Norbert; Behrman, Jere; Araujo, Maria Caridad; Azuero,, Rodrigo; Bernal, Raquel; Bravo, David; Lopez-Boo, Florencia; Macours, Karen; Marshall, Daniela; Paxson, Christina; Vakis, Renos

Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment, conducted between November 2005 and December 2006 in Nicaragua. ... See More +

Brief 81209 AUG 14, 2013

Macours, Karen; Schady, Norbert; Vakis, Renos

Cash transfers, conditions, school enrollment, and child work : evidence from a randomized experiment in Ecuador (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Cash transfers, conditions, school enrollment, and child work : evidence from a randomized experiment in Ecuador, conducted in 1999 to present in Ecuador. ... See More +

Brief 81210 AUG 14, 2013

Schady, Norbert; Araujo, Caridad

Ecuador - Are cash transfers made to women spent like other sources of income (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Are cash transfers made to women spent like other sources of income, conducted in 2003 in Ecuador. ... See More +

Brief 81199 AUG 14, 2013

Schady, Norbert; Rosero, Jose

Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)

This brief summarizes the paper entitled Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia for the period 2004-2005. Increasing the schooling attainment of girls is a challenge in much of the developing world. ... See More +

Brief 81334 AUG 14, 2013

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador, conducted in 2003 in Ecuador. ... See More +

Brief 81298 AUG 14, 2013

Paxson, Christina; Schady, Norbert

Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence, scholarship was provided in November 2005 in Cambodia. ... See More +

Brief 81400 AUG 14, 2013

Ferreira, Francisco; Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

The impact of cash transfers on school enrollment : evidence from Ecuador (English)

This brief summarizes the impact of cash transfers on school enrollment: evidence from Ecuador for the year 2003. This paper presents evidence about the impact on school enrollment of a program in Ecuador that gives cash transfers to the 40 percent poorest families. ... See More +

Brief 81500 AUG 14, 2013

Oosterbeek, Hessel; Ponce, Juan; Schady, Norbert

Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment (English)

Cash transfer programs have become extremely popular in the developing world. A large literature analyzes their effects on schooling, health and nutrition, but relatively little is known about possible impacts on child development. ... See More +

Journal Article 92920 APR 01, 2012

Macours, Karen; Schady, Norbert; Vakis, Renos

Conditional cash transfers : reducing present and future poverty (Russian)

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are programs that transfer cash, generally to poor households, on the condition that those households make pre specified investments in the human capital of their children. ... See More +

Publication 47603 JAN 01, 2011

Fiszbein, Ariel; Schady, Norbert; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Grosh, Margaret; Keleher, Niall; Olinto, Pedro; Skoufias, Emmanuel;

Social consequences of the global financial crisis in Latin America : some preliminary , and surprisingly optimistic, conjectures (English)

Surprisingly, the most severe economic crisis the world has seen since the great depression does not appear to have had as dramatic an impact on poverty in Latin America as might have been expected. ... See More +

Brief 53546 NOV 24, 2009

Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Schady, Norbert

The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: gender, poverty and demography: an overview, by Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, and Ursula Casabonne; Development, modernization, and childbearing: the role of family sex composition, by Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady; the consequences of the apos;missing girlsapos; of China, by Avraham Y. ... See More +

Publication 62999 NOV 01, 2009

Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Casabonne, Ursula; Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert; Ebenstein, Avraham Y.; Sharygin, Ethan Jennings; Schultz, T. Paul; Sirimaneetham, Vatcharin; Temple, Jonathan R.W.; Lokshin, Michael; Glinskaya, Elena; Gasmi, Farid; Um, Paul Noumba; Virto, Laura Recuero

Development, modernization, and childbearing : the role of family sex composition (English)

Does the sex composition of existing children in a family affect fertility behavior? An unusually large data set, covering 64 countries and some 5 million births, is used to show that fertility behavior responds to the presence, or absence, of sons in many regions of the developing world. ... See More +

Journal Article 77629 NOV 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert

Conditional cash transfers : reducing present and future poverty : Transferencias monetarias condicionadas : reduccion de la pobreza actual y future (Spanish)

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are programs that transfer cash, generally to poor households, on the condition that those households make pre specified investments in the human capital of their children. ... See More +

Publication 47603 SEP 15, 2009

Fiszbein, Ariel; Schady, Norbert; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Grosh, Margaret; Keleher, Niall; Olinto, Pedro; Skoufias, Emmanuel; English, Russian

Conditional cash transfers : reducing present and future poverty - overview : Transferencias monetarias condicionadas : reduciendo la pobreza actual y futura - panorama general (Spanish)

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are programs that transfer cash, generally to poor households, on the condition that those households make pre specified investments in the human capital of their children. ... See More +

Publication 61390 SEP 15, 2009

Fiszbein, Ariel; Schady, Norbert; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Grosh, Margaret; Keleher, Niall; Olinto, Pedro; Skoufias, Emmanuel English, French, Arabic, Chinese

How many more infants are likely to die in Africa as a result of the global financial crisis ? (English)

The human consequences of the current global financial crisis for the developing world are presumed to be severe yet few studies have quantified such impact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5023 AUG 01, 2009

Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert

The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling, and child health by Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady; the regulation of entry: asurvey by Simeon Djankov; how relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program? ... See More +

Publication 62986 AUG 01, 2009

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Feder, Gershon; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert; Djankov, Simeon; Ravallion, Martin; Deininger, Klaus; Abadzi, Helen

Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling, and child health (English)

Do aggregate income shocks, such as those caused by macroeconomic crises or droughts, reduce child human capital? The answer to this question has important implications for public policy. ... See More +

Journal Article 76793 JUL 08, 2009

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert

School enrollment, selection and test scores : School enrollment, selection and test scores (English)

There is a strong association between schooling attained and test scores in many settings. If this association is causal, one might expect that programs that increase school enrollment and attainment would also improve test scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4998 JUL 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ? (English)

There is increasing evidence that conditional cash transfer programs can have large impacts on school enrollment, including in very poor countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4999 JUL 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

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Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6779 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81209 Brief
Cash transfers, conditions, school enrollment, and child work : evidence from a randomized experiment in Ecuador (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81210 Brief
Ecuador - Are cash transfers made to women spent like other sources of income (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81199 Brief
Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81334 Brief
Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81298 Brief
Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81400 Brief
The impact of cash transfers on school enrollment : evidence from Ecuador (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81500 Brief
Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment (English)
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APR 01, 2012 92920 Journal Article
Conditional cash transfers : reducing present and future poverty (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2011 47603 Publication
Social consequences of the global financial crisis in Latin America : some preliminary , and surprisingly optimistic, conjectures (English)
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NOV 24, 2009 53546 Brief
The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62999 Publication
Development, modernization, and childbearing : the role of family sex composition (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 77629 Journal Article
Conditional cash transfers : reducing present and future poverty : Transferencias monetarias condicionadas : reduccion de la pobreza actual y future (Spanish)
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SEP 15, 2009 47603 Publication English, Russian
Conditional cash transfers : reducing present and future poverty - overview : Transferencias monetarias condicionadas : reduciendo la pobreza actual y futura - panorama general (Spanish)
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SEP 15, 2009 61390 Publication English, French, Arabic, Chinese
How many more infants are likely to die in Africa as a result of the global financial crisis ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 WPS5023 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 62986 Publication
Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling, and child health (English)
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JUL 08, 2009 76793 Journal Article
School enrollment, selection and test scores : School enrollment, selection and test scores (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4998 Policy Research Working Paper
Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4999 Policy Research Working Paper