The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Income inequality in the United States has increased consistently since the 1980s, but has this growing economic gap led to larger cultural distances between socioeconomic groups? Join us on September 28 at 3 pm EDT for the next D²P²: Data, Decisions, Public Policy lecture featuring J-PAL affiliate Marianne Bertrand.
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton) is working on an ongoing randomized evaluation in Benin on the impacts of supplementary math teachers, funded by J-PAL’s Post-Primary Education Initiative. “We hope that this program will inspire parents to invest more in their daughters’ education, and that girls learn the cognitive and non-cognitive skills needed to cope with adolescence and do well in math.”
Building on over a decade of rigorous research around the world and two years of iterative learning in Zambia, the Ministry of General Education will scale up a program called Catch Up to approximately 1,800 schools in Zambia over the next three years.
Who benefits most from school access policies? A gender breakdown of results from randomized evaluations
Which gender benefits most from policies designed to improve primary school access? Read what J-PAL learned from a review of 25 studies in 14 countries.
855 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 80 countries
Why enroll in our online MicroMasters program? Hear from current students around the world: https://t.co/w9jjpacLEy
The next semester of our online MicroMasters in Data, Economics, & Dev. Policy starts Tues 9/26! Don't miss out: https://t.co/9VqdLA5oxQ
The govt of Andhra Pradesh launched a biometric system for social service payments to citizens. What happened? https://t.co/emGTCQk2PU
In case you missed it: J-PAL affiliates on the ethics of basic income research in @NPR - https://t.co/B3Q6GECGnC
Thurs 9/28: Marianne Bertrand on income inequality in the US, and trends revealed by a machine learning algorithm: https://t.co/UY4koBdcUV
- 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 4 hours 1 min ago.
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- 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. 5 days 4 hours ago.
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