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What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129600 AUG 01, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Costa Rica Integrated System of Household Surveys - P163431 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33555 JUL 26, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)

This paper proposes a non-parametric adaptation of a recently developed parametric technique to produce point estimates of intra-generational economic mobility in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8220 OCT 16, 2017

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Who escaped poverty and who was left behind? A non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)

This paper proposes a non-parametric adaptation of a recently developed parametric technique to produce point estimates of intra-generational economic mobility in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125571 OCT 01, 2017

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

But … what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Poverty estimates usually lag behind two years, which makes it difficult to provide real-time poverty analysis to assess the impact of economic crisis and shocks among the less well-off, and subsequently limits policy responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8104 JUN 19, 2017

Castaneda, R. Andres; Caruso,German Daniel; Malasquez,Eduardo; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Scot,Thiago Disclosed

But what is the poverty rate today? : testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Poverty estimates usually lag behind two years, which makes it difficult to provide real-time poverty analysis to assess the impact of economic crisis and shocks among the less well-off, and subsequently limits policy responses. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125699 JUN 01, 2017

Caruso,German Daniel; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Scot,Thiago; Castaneda,R. Andres Disclosed

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean’s story in the 2000s was one of rapid progress for many. More than 70 million people moved out of poverty and started on the path to a better life for themselves and their families. ... See More +

Publication 107159 JUL 19, 2016

Vakis,Renos; Rigolini,Iamele P.; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro 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

Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line (English)

This paper contributes to the methodological literature on the estimation of poverty lines for country poverty comparisons in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7621 APR 04, 2016

Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Gasparini,Leonardo Carlos; Garriga,Santiago; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel Disclosed

Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line (English)

This paper contributes to the methodological literature on the estimation of poverty lines for country poverty comparisons in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125658 APR 01, 2016

Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Gasparini,Leonardo Carlos; Garriga,Santiago; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Valderrama,Cristina D. 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

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview : Los olvidados : pobreza cronica en America Latina y el Caribe - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region’s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 94701 JAN 01, 2015

Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo English Disclosed

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview (English)

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region’s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 94701 JAN 01, 2015

Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo Spanish Disclosed

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 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

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 +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125533 JAN 01, 2015

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

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What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129600 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Costa Rica Integrated System of Household Surveys - P163431 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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JUL 26, 2018 ISR33555 Implementation Status and Results Report
Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)
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OCT 16, 2017 WPS8220 Policy Research Working Paper
Who escaped poverty and who was left behind? A non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 125571 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
But … what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8104 Policy Research Working Paper
But what is the poverty rate today? : testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 125699 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 107159 Publication
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
Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7621 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line (English)
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APR 01, 2016 125658 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Working to end poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : workers, jobs, and wages (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97209 Publication
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview : Los olvidados : pobreza cronica en America Latina y el Caribe - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 94701 Working Paper English
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94701 Working Paper Spanish
Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7177 Policy Research Working Paper
Indigenous Latin America in the twenty-first century : the first decade : América Latina indígena no século XXI : a primeira década (Portuguese)
See More +
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)
See More +
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
Gone with the storm : rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 125533 Working Paper (Numbered Series)