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Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)

This paper investigates the causal consequences of Tropical Storm Agatha (2010) -- the strongest tropical storm ever to strike Guatemala since rainfall records have been kept -- on household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7177 JAN 01, 2015

Baez, Javier E.; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Genoni, Maria E.; Salazar, Mateo

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

Shifting gears to accelerate shared prosperity in Latin America and Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has made laudable progress in the past fifteen years in reducing poverty, building the middle class, and promoting prosperity for all levels of society. ... See More +

Publication 78507 JUN 01, 2013

J. Cord, Louise; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos Spanish

Shifting gears to accelerate shared prosperity in Latin America and Caribbean : Cambiando la velocidad para acelerar la prosperidad compartida en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has made laudable progress in the past fifteen years in reducing poverty, building the middle class, and promoting prosperity for all levels of society. ... See More +

Publication 78507 JUN 01, 2013

J. Cord, Louise; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos English

Intra-generational mobility and repeated cross-sections : a three-country validation exercise (English)

This paper validates a recently proposed method to estimate intra-generational mobility through repeated cross-sectional surveys. The technique allows the creation of a "synthetic panel" -- done by predicting future or past household income using a set of simple modeling and error structure assumptions -- and thus permits the estimation of lower and upper bounds on directional mobility measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5916 DEC 01, 2011

Cruces, Guillermo; Lanjouw, Peter; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Perova, Elizaveta; Vakis, Renos; Viollaz, Mariana

Rising food prices and household welfare : evidence from Brazil in 2008 (English)

Food price inflation in Brazil in the twelve months to June 2008 was 18 percent, while overall inflation was seven percent. Using spatially disaggregated monthly data on consumer prices and two different household surveys, we estimate the welfare consequences of these food price increases, and their distribution across households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5652 MAY 01, 2011

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Fruttero, Anna; Leite, Phillippe; Lucchetti, Leonardo

Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions (English)

This study supports the development of a more coherent and effective nutrition strategy in Ecuador through an analysis of the main nutrition issues, based on in-depth statistical analysis of a large new household survey dataset (ENDEMAIN 2004) and other data sources, together with a review of qualitative evidence regarding behavioral and program-access obstacles to improved nutritional outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 38689 JAN 01, 2007

Walker, Ian; Marini, Alessandra; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Waters, Will; Lastra, Alexandra; Levinson, James; Bassett, Lucy Spanish

Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions : Insuficiencia nutricional en el Ecuador : causas, consecuencias y soluciones (Spanish)

This study supports the development of a more coherent and effective nutrition strategy in Ecuador through an analysis of the main nutrition issues, based on in-depth statistical analysis of a large new household survey dataset (ENDEMAIN 2004) and other data sources, together with a review of qualitative evidence regarding behavioral and program-access obstacles to improved nutritional outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 38689 JAN 01, 2007

Walker, Ian; Marini, Alessandra; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Waters, Will; Lastra, Alexandra; Levinson, James; Bassett, Lucy English