J-PAL Europe, which is based at the Paris School of Economics, works to improve the effectiveness of social policies and programs across Europe and in French-speaking Africa. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity.
J-PAL Europe conducted a systematic literature review of impact evaluations measuring the effectiveness of job counseling programs for the long-term unemployed and those at risk in OECD countries. Read the review in French to learn about the evidence on job counseling.
If disadvantaged students lack information about their educational opportunities after high-school and the academic preparation they need to succeed in top universities, they may be less likely to apply to and attend these universities. Researchers tested the impact of a program that connected underprivileged high schools with higher education institutions to provide academic tutoring and support.
Researchers used data on lottery winners in Sweden to determine whether receiving an influx of cash affected the labor supply decisions of winners and their spouses. They found that lottery winners reduced their labor supply, suggesting that cash transfers can have an effect on labor market outcomes.
Marc Gurgand, J-PAL Europe Scientific Director, and Michael Rosholm (J-PAL, Aarhus University) edited a special edition of Labour Economics, one of the top economics journals in the field. This special edition is the result of a conference J-PAL Europe helped organize in September 2015.
There are 47 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 14 countries in Europe.
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- Teachers work hard every day to help kids learn - but sometimes, children who can't keep up get left behind. What if we helped teachers customize lessons to each student's learning level? The short answer: When done right, it works. The Teaching at the Right Level approach, led by Pratham in India, has been so successful that we're working with Pratham and partners like USAID to help adapt it to a new context: Zambia. Learn more about how Teaching at the Right Level works - and tag a dedicated educator you know below. https://www.povertyactionlab.org/scale-ups/remedial-education. 22 hours 40 min ago.
- What have we learned about taking innovative policies and programs to scale? For one thing, keep an open mind: It's hard to predict innovation. https://www.povertyactionlab.org/blog/11-15-17/when-do-innovation-and-evidence-change-lives. (Know an innovator who can relate? Tag them below!) 2 days 20 hours ago.
- J-PAL Africa is hiring a Research Associate with STATA/R skills, to be based in Johannesburg. Know someone who might be a good fit? Tag them below! https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/research-associate-j-pal-africa-102344 3 days 20 hours ago.
- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) shared their event. Join us in December for our next Data, Decisions, Public Policy talk! 3 days 21 hours ago.
- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) added an event. Although health outcomes in less developed countries are improving, many poor people around the world still do not benefit from essential health products. An estimated two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented with increased coverage of products such as vaccines, point-of-use water treatment, iron fortification, and insecticide-treated bednets. In this talk, Stanford's Pascaline Dupas will discuss how the design of subsidies matters for maximizing coverage of preventive health products, and will share recent evidence from randomized evaluations around the globe that point toward new approaches to preventive health. 3 days 23 hours ago.