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Revealing Discriminatory Hiring Practices by Major US Employers

Patrick M. Kline
Evan K. Rose
Researchers studied hiring discrimination among major employers in the United States by sending fictional resumes, with varying demographic information, to determine whether certain characteristics would lead to different follow-up contact rates. Employers were less likely to contact resumes with...

Women’s Empowerment Programming and Intimate Partner Violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Approximately one in three women worldwide have experienced intimate partner physical or sexual violence. Researchers are evaluating the impact of cash transfers and training on women’s empowerment and intimate partner violence (IPV) in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Impact of Cash Transfers on Female Entrepreneurs’ Business Outcomes during Covid-19 in Kenya

Terence Johnson
Jackline Oluoch-Aridi
Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the impact of providing cash transfers to female entrepreneurs during the pandemic on their business outcomes and behavior. Firm profit, inventory spending, and food expenditures all increased for business owners that received the cash transfer...

Family Networks, Consumption, and Investment in Mexico

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...

What Generates Growth in Microenterprises? Evidence from Sri Lanka

Suresh de Mel
David McKenzie
To study the employment limitation of microenterprises, researchers offered microentrepreneurs capital to incentivize them to hire workers. Results showed that a wage subsidy did not lead to lasting increases in employment sales or profits.