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Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)

In many emerging democracies women are less likely to vote than men and, when they do vote, are likely to follow the wishes of male household and clan heads. ... See More +

Journal Article 126639 JAN 01, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)

The authors study the role of traditional norms in land allocation and human capital investment. The authors exploit a policy experiment in Ghana that increased the land that children from matrilineal groups can inherit from their fathers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122570 OCT 01, 2017

La Ferrara,Eliana; Milazzo,Annamaria Disclosed

Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)

The authors report an experiment in 3,000 villages that tested whether incentives improve aid efficacy. Villages received block grants for maternal and child health and education that incorporated relative performance incentives. ... See More +

Journal Article 92933 OCT 01, 2014

Olken, Benjamin A.; Onishi, Junko; Wong, Susan Disclosed

Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)

The authors report an experiment in 3,000 villages that tested whether incentives improve aid efficacy. Villages received block grants for maternal and child health and education that incorporated relative performance incentives. ... See More +

Journal Article 100190 OCT 01, 2014

Olken,Benjamin; Onishi,Junko; Wong,Susan Disclosed

Distortions in the international migrant labor market : evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)

The authors use an original panel dataset of migrant departures from the Philippines to identify the responsiveness of migrant numbers and wages to gross domestic product (GDP) shocks in destination countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 92929 APR 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Theoharides, Caroline; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries (English)

This paper examines the consequences of rapid disinflation for downward wage rigidities in two emerging countries, Brazil and Uruguay. Although wage rigidities are altered by disinflation, in neither of the two countries does price stability eliminate frictions in wage-setting mechanisms. ... See More +

Journal Article 92928 JAN 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Sanz-de-Galdeano, Anna Disclosed

The effect of absenteeism and clinic protocol on health outcomes : the case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya (English)

The authors show that pregnant women whose first clinic visit coincides with the nurse’s attendance are 58 percentage points more likely to test for HIV and 46 percent more likely to deliver in a hospital. ... See More +

Journal Article 92925 APR 01, 2013

Goldstein, Markus; Zivin, Joshua Graff; Habyarimana, James; Pop-Eleches, Cristian; Thirumurthy, Harsha Disclosed

The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka (English)

A field experiment in Sri Lanka provides informal firms incentives to formalize. Information about the registration process and reimbursement of direct costs does not increase registration. ... See More +

Journal Article 92926 APR 01, 2013

Mel, Suresh de; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher Disclosed

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for household responses to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Journal Article 92924 APR 01, 2013

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of nonsystematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. ... See More +

Journal Article 92923 JAN 01, 2013

Cole, Shawn; Gine, Xavier; Tobacman, Jeremy; Topalova, Petia; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Enforcement of labor regulation and informality (English)

Enforcement of labor regulations in the formal sector may drive workers to informality because they increase the costs of formal labor. But better compliance with mandated benefits makes it attractive to be a formal employee. ... See More +

Journal Article 92922 JUL 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Carneiro, Pedro Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126639 Journal Article
Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122570 Journal Article
Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92933 Journal Article
Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 100190 Journal Article
Distortions in the international migrant labor market : evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)
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APR 01, 2014 92929 Journal Article
Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92928 Journal Article
The effect of absenteeism and clinic protocol on health outcomes : the case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92925 Journal Article
The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92926 Journal Article
School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92924 Journal Article
Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 92923 Journal Article
Enforcement of labor regulation and informality (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 92922 Journal Article
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