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.
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.
Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick) studies the impacts of job counseling, discrimination against ethnic minorities, and residential segregation on employment. In our latest affiliate Q&A, Roland explains how his time as a civil servant in France influenced his interest in helping to solve France's chronically high unemployment rate.
There are 49 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 15 countries in Europe.
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- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) shared their event. What can a machine learning algorithm tell us about income inequality? Find out next Thursday - online or in person at MIT! 2 days 8 hours ago.
- "Having good intentions doesn’t always mean you're doing good." An interview with J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster: https://thepractice.law.harvard.edu/article/lessons-poverty-action-lab/ 3 days 16 min ago.
- Our newest free open online course, Measuring Health Outcomes in Field Surveys, starts this week! Learn the basics of impact evaluation in the health sector, following our instructors as they travel to India and Kenya to gather data and interview project participants. Don't miss out - enroll now: https://www.edx.org/course/measuring-health-outcomes-field-surveys-mitx-jpal350x-0 5 days 6 hours ago.
- Did you miss our September eNews? Read it here: https://j-p.al/2h4Kz8l (& sign up at https://www.povertyactionlab.org/subscribe)! 1 week 2 days ago.
- Attention Spanish-speaking followers: Interested in staying up to date on the latest trends in impact evaluation for public policy? Registration has opened for our new in-person Advanced Course on Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods. The course will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 21-24, 2017. To register and learn more, visit: https://j-p.al/2xBAb2F. 1 week 3 days ago.