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Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (English)

Many studies have demonstrated that Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has substantial effects on educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9000 SEP 09, 2019

Behrman,Jere R.; W. Parker,Susan; Todd,Petra Elizabeth Spanish Disclosed

Inequality of Opportunity in Education: Accounting for the Contributions of Sibs, Schools and Sorting across East Africa (English)

Inequalities in the opportunity to obtain a good education in low-income countries are widely understood to be related to household resources and schooling quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8622 OCT 25, 2018

Anand,Paul; Behrman,Jere R.; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Jones,Sam Disclosed

Identifying catch-up trajectories in child growth : new methods with evidence from young lives (English)

Definitions of catch-up growth in anthropometric outcomes among young children vary across studies. This paper distinguishes between catch-up in the mean of a group toward that of a healthy reference population versus catch-up within the group, associated with a narrowing of the outcome distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8353 FEB 22, 2018

Jones,Sam; Behrman,Jere R.; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Anand ,Paul Disclosed

Developing and testing supply- and demand-side interventions to improve kindergarten educational quality in Ghana (English)

The adoption of the 2004 national early childhood care and development (ECCD) policy highlighted access to quality kindergarten (KG) education as central to improving early childhood development and learning, and a promising way to prevent developmental delays and foster early learning despite adversity. ... See More +

Report 128007 DEC 01, 2017

Bonarget,Alix; Behrman,Jere R.; Wolf,Sharon; Aber,J. Lawrence; Tsinigo,Edward Disclosed

Testing and scaling-up supply- and demand-side interventions to improve kindergarten educational quality in Ghana : SIEF midline report (English)

The quality preschool for Ghana (QP4G) study seeks to evaluate the impact of an in-service teacher training and parental awareness training in preschools on teachers, classrooms, and children in Ghana. ... See More +

Report 128011 JUL 01, 2017

Behrman,Jere R.; Wolf,Sharon; Aber,J. Lawrence; Tsinigo,Edward Disclosed

The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program : an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades (English)

Most impact evaluations of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) and Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCTs) focus on the returns to increased human capital investments that will be reaped largely or exclusively in the future (e.g., when current children have increased productivities as adults). ... See More +

WPS8026 APR 10, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Behrman,Jere R.; Tasneem,Afia Disclosed

Big numbers about small children : estimating the economic benefits of addressing under nutrition (English)

Different approaches have been used to estimate the economic benefits of reducing undernutrition and to estimate the costs of investing in such programs on a global scale. ... See More +

Journal Article 129181 OCT 03, 2016

Alderman,Harold H.; Behrman,Jere R.; Puett, Chloe Disclosed

Out of school and out of work : a conceptual framework for investigating 'ninis' in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The proportion of youth that is not in work or in school or ninis1 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains high. The latest estimates show that about 19 per cent of 15-24 years olds in the region, were in this status in 2010 (de Hoyos, Rogers and Popova (2013). ... See More +

Working Paper 102818 SEP 01, 2014

Behrman,Jere R.; De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Székely, Miguel Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines, conducted in 1999 in Philippines. ... See More +

Brief 81304 AUG 14, 2013

Armecin, Graeme; Behrman, Jere; Duazo, Paulita; Ghuman, Sharon; Gultiano, Socorro; King, Elizabeth; Lee, Nanette Disclosed

Evaluating preschool programs when length of exposure to the program varies a nonparametric approach (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Evaluating preschool programs when length of exposure to the program varies a nonparametric approach, conducted between the duration of exposure of the program, in Bolivia. ... See More +

Brief 81321 AUG 14, 2013

Behrman, Jere; Cheng, Yingmei; Todd, Petra Disclosed

The right skills for the job? Rethinking training policies for workers (English)

This book addresses the question of how to build and upgrade job relevant skills. Specifically, the authors focus on three types of training programs relevant for individuals who are leaving formal general schooling or are already in the labor market: pre-employment technical and vocational education and training (TVET); on-the-job training (OJT); and training-related active labor market programs (ALMPs). ... See More +

Publication 70908 JAN 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Behrman, Jere; Robalino, David Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 24 (1) (English)

Rural poverty: old challenges in new context by Stefan, Dercon; evaluation in the practice of development by Martin, Ravallion; timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs by Elizabeth M., King; and Jere R., Behrman; competition in the financial sector: overview of competition policies by Stijn, Claessens; and access to financial services: measurement, impact, and policies by Thorsten, Beck; Asli, Demirguc-Kunt; and Patrick, Honohan. ... See More +

Publication 58349 FEB 01, 2009

Dercon, Stefan; Ravallion, Martin; King, Elizabeth M.; Behrman, Jere R.; Claessens, Stijn; Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Honohan, Patrick Disclosed

Timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs (English)

Impact evaluations aim to measure the outcomes that can be attributed to a specific policy or intervention. While there have been excellent reviews of the different methods for estimating impact, insufficient attention has been paid to questions related to timing: How long after a program has begun should it be evaluated? ... See More +

Journal Article 76792 FEB 01, 2009

Behrman,Jere R.; King,Elizabeth M. Disclosed

Timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs (English)

Impact evaluations aim to measure the outcomes that can be attributed to a specific policy or intervention. Although there have been excellent reviews of the different methods that an evaluator can choose in order to estimate impact, there has not been sufficient attention given to questions related to timing: How long after a program has begun should one wait before evaluating it? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4686 AUG 01, 2008

King , Elizabeth M.; Behrman, Jere R. Disclosed

Early life nutrition and subsequent education, health, wage, and intergenerational effects (English)

This paper first summarizes recent research in developing countries that is surveyed in prominent Lancet articles and that reports, albeit based on relatively few systematic studies, substantial associations between early life nutrition and subsequent education, health, wage, and intergenerational outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57732 JAN 01, 2008

Behrman, Jere R. Disclosed

Methodologies to evaluate early childhood development programs (English)

Awareness of child development is increasing in developing countries. The health sector has advocated for early child development programmes for children with low birth weight, developmental delays, and from low-income disadvantaged environments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 42383 DEC 01, 2007

Behrman , Jere R ; Glewwe , Paul ; Miguel , Edward Disclosed

What is the real impact of schooling on age of first union and age of first parenting ? New evidence from Guatemala (English)

The ages of first union and of first parenting are of considerable interest, not only because of their implications for individual welfare and well-being over the life cycle, but also because they are strongly associated with fertility patterns that are thought to have important implications for the broader society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4023 OCT 01, 2006

Behrman, Jere R.; Murphy, Alexis; Quisumbing, Agnes; Ramakrishnan, Usha; Yount, Kathyrn Disclosed

Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines (English)

More attention and resources have been devoted in recent years to early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income countries. Rigorous studies on the effectiveness of ECD-related programs for improving children's development in various dimensions in the developing world are scant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3922 MAY 01, 2006

Armecin, Graeme; Behrman, Jere R.; Duazo, Paulita; Ghuman, Sharon; Gultiano, Socorro; King, Elizabeth M.; Lee, Nannette Disclosed

Reducing the incidence of low birth weight in low-income countries has substantial economic benefits (English)

Reducing the incidence of low birth weight not only lowers infant mortality rates but also has multiple benefits over the life cycle. This study estimates the economic benefits of reducing the incidence of low birth weight in low-income countries, both through lower mortality rates and medical costs and through increased learning and productivity. ... See More +

Journal Article 76756 JAN 12, 2006

Alderman, Harold; Behrman, Jere R. Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS9000 Policy Research Working Paper Spanish
Inequality of Opportunity in Education: Accounting for the Contributions of Sibs, Schools and Sorting across East Africa (English)
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OCT 25, 2018 WPS8622 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying catch-up trajectories in child growth : new methods with evidence from young lives (English)
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FEB 22, 2018 WPS8353 Policy Research Working Paper
Developing and testing supply- and demand-side interventions to improve kindergarten educational quality in Ghana (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 128007 Report
Testing and scaling-up supply- and demand-side interventions to improve kindergarten educational quality in Ghana : SIEF midline report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 128011 Report
The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program : an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades (English)
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APR 10, 2017 WPS8026
Big numbers about small children : estimating the economic benefits of addressing under nutrition (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 129181 Journal Article
Out of school and out of work : a conceptual framework for investigating 'ninis' in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 102818 Working Paper
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
Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81304 Brief
Evaluating preschool programs when length of exposure to the program varies a nonparametric approach (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81321 Brief
The right skills for the job? Rethinking training policies for workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70908 Publication
The World Bank research observer 24 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 58349 Publication
Timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 76792 Journal Article
Timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4686 Policy Research Working Paper
Early life nutrition and subsequent education, health, wage, and intergenerational effects (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 57732 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Methodologies to evaluate early childhood development programs (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 42383 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What is the real impact of schooling on age of first union and age of first parenting ? New evidence from Guatemala (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2006 WPS4023 Policy Research Working Paper
Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2006 WPS3922 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing the incidence of low birth weight in low-income countries has substantial economic benefits (English)
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JAN 12, 2006 76756 Journal Article