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Blog: Bridging gender gaps? The rise and deceleration of female labor force participation in Latin America

Leonardo Gasparini and Mariana Marchionni (CEDLAS – UNLP)
May 25, 2015

One of the most salient socioeconomic changes in Latin America over the last half-century has been the strong rise in female labor force participation (LFP). This trend has had a profound impact on the daily life of millions of Latin American women and families and it has also generated substantial economy-wide labor and social consequences. However, although remarkable, the long-run pattern of gains for women has been insufficient to close the gap with men in most labor market outcomes, including wages, employment and labor force participation. Gender equality in the labor market is still a pending and challenging goal in the region.


Blog: Si los padres supieran

María Caridad Araujo (Economista líder en protección social), Florencia Lopez Boo (Economista Senior en protección social) and Ferdinando Regalia (Jefe de la División de Protección Social y Salud)
May 22, 2015

Investigaciones en Chile y Brasil muestran que, independientemente del estatus socioeconómico, los padres tienden a pensar que los bebés no entienden cuando se les habla y que el aprendizaje comienza más tarde en la vida (¡en algunos casos apenas en los años preescolares!). Hay, asimismo, poco conocimiento de cuan importante es la exposición a experiencias de aprendizaje temprano para el desarrollo del cerebro y la inteligencia del individuo.


Massive open online courses: Upcoming Courses

  • The Language and Tools of Financial Analysis, The University of Melbourne. Starts: 25 May 2015.
  • Curso Teórico-Práctico sobre Mercados Laborales, Pobreza y Desigualdad en América Latina, CEDLAS y IDRC. Duración: 1 al 5 de Junio de 2015, La Plata, Argentina.
  • Introduction to Finance, University of Michigan. Starts: 1 June 2015.
  • The Role of Global Capital Markets, The University of Melbourne. Starts: 29 June 2015.

Blog: How middle class are middle-income households in Latin America?

Ángel Melguizo (OECD Development Centre) and Nora Lustig (Tulane University)
May 20, 2015

One of the most important achievements of the recent period of economic expansion in Latin America has been the substantial reduction of poverty and the surge of an emerging middle class. According to World Bank estimates (Ferreira et al, 2013), in 2009 the Latin American population with a daily income of between 4 and 50 dollars a day (in parity of purchasing power) represents 68% in the region today, compared with 29% who still are moderate poverty. These 'middle sectors' are composed of 38% belonging to a vulnerable population, which has between 4 and 10 dollars a day, and 30% middle class, between 10 and 50 dollars.


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New entries on 19 May 2015


Blog: América Latina: Begin the Beguine?

José Juan Ruiz (Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department)
May 18, 2015

Los cuatro grandes rasgos que caracterizan al nuevo entorno internacional – lento y asimétrico crecimiento de la economía mundial, caída del precio de los commodities, normalización de la política monetaria de EEUU, y apreciación del dólar – tienen un impacto neto negativo sobre el crecimiento a corto plazo del país representativo de Latinoamérica. El FMI en sus pronósticos más recientes vaticina que la región crecerá al 1%.


Blog: How has rising violence affected education in Mexico?

Carlos Rodríguez Castelán (Senior Economist, The World Bank)
May 15, 2015

Economists are often disappointed by research findings that show a statistically insignificant effect. This sometimes even leads researchers to stop pursuing a topic that might otherwise engage them fruitfully. This outcome thus represents a loss to social science: knowledge and insights are not put forward to be built upon.


Upcoming deadlines:

  • Call for papers: Workshop celebrating Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) first 10 years of activities. Deadline Extended: 25 May 2015.
  • Call for papers: 20th Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), October 15-17, 2015, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Submission Deadline: 31 May 2015.
  • Call for papers: Santiago Finance Workshop, December 10-11, 2015, Universidad de Chile. Submission Deadline: 31 May 2015.
  • Grants and Scholarships: Beca Presidente Néstor Kirchner (4 becas PNK), The New School, Nueva York. Application deadline: 25 Mayo 2015.
  • Grants and Scholarships: Doctorado en Economía Lauchlin Currie, cinco (5) cupos, Banco de la República (Colombia). Application deadline: 29 Mayo 2015.
  • Job offer: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Economics Department, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. Application Deadline: 31 May 2015.

 

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AL CAPONE
4th meeting - Sao Paulo School of Economics, April 24-25, 2014.
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ECONOMIA
Spring 2014, Volume 14, Number 2
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IMPACT EVALUATION NETWORK 
7th Annual Meeting - Lima, October 25th and 26th, 2013.

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LABOR NETWORK
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NETWORK ON INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
2013 México and 2014 Chile
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POLITICAL ECONOMY GROUP 
14th Meeting - Bogota, May 29-30, 2014 
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TRADE, GROWTH AND INTEGRATION NETWORK (TIGN)
5th meeting - Universidad de Chile, May 24 and 25, 2014
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