Some £600bn is sent home every year by overseas migrant workers, almost four times more than all the countries of the world combined spend on foreign aid. But far from home, many workers fear their families are not spending their money in the right way. World Hacks looks at a two possible solutions for giving them more control over how their hard-earned cash is being used.
At J-PAL, we’re committed to research transparency. That’s why we’re excited that the American Economic Association’s registry of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the social sciences just reached a milestone of 1,000 registered studies across more than 100 countries.
People enrolled in Medicaid significantly increase their emergency room visits for at least two years after they first sign up, according to a new study co-authored by J-PAL Affiliates Amy Finkelstein and Katherine Baicker. The finding will likely surprise those health care experts who have projected that people would make fewer ER visits after acquiring health insurance.
From left to right: Secretary to CM Sunil Barnwal, State Project Director (SPD) Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) B. Rajeshwari, Co-Executive Director of J-PAL South Asia at IFMR Shobhini Mukerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation Rukmini Banerji, and Honorable Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
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