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Education, Finance, Labor Markets

Family Networks, Consumption, and Investment in Mexico

Imran Rasul, Marcos Rangel , Manuela Angelucci, Giacomo De Giorgi

Researchers studied a government-funded conditional cash transfer program to evaluate the impact of family networks on consumption and investment decisions for low-income households in Mexico. Food expenditure increased among both eligible connected households and ineligible households connected to families who were offered the program. Connected households increased their education investments...

Agriculture, Health, Labor Markets

Temporary Labor Migration as Mitigation: Strategies for Managing Seasonal Famine in Bangladesh

Gharad Bryan, Mushfiq Mobarak , Shyamal Chowdhury

Can monetary incentives induce rural farmers to migrate to cities and pursue seasonal labor opportunities during times of famine?

Military officers in Argentina

Labor Markets, Political Economy & Governance, Crime, Violence, & Conflict, Gender

Military Conscription and Crime in Argentina

Researchers evaluated the effect of Argentina’s lottery-based conscription on draftees’ criminal activity. They found that conscription increased crime rates among draft-eligible Argentinians, especially those serving longer or during times of war.

Man in glasses writes on papers

Labor Markets

Discrimination in Hiring and Anonymous CVs in France (CV Anonymes)

Do anonymous resumes reduce discrimination against job candidates in France?

Education, Labor Markets

Technical Vocational Education Training in Mongolia

Erica Field, Leigh Linden , Shing-Yi Wang, Ofer Malamud, Daniel Rubenson

Researchers are evaluating the impact of attending a Technical Educational Vocational Training (TVET) school and the incremental impact of school equipment upgrades on students’ academic achievements and eventual labor market prospects.

Women selling produce from street stalls

Finance, Labor Markets

Training and Capital for Microentrepreneurs in Chile

Claudia Martínez , Jaime Ruiz-Tagle, Esteban Puentes

Researchers partnered with the Chilean Ministry of Social Development to evaluate a micro-entrepreneur training and cash transfer program in Chile. The program increased total employment, income, and positive business practices.