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Does child sponsorship pay off in adulthood ? an international study of impacts on income and wealth

WydickBruce W. GlewwePaul W. RutledgeLaine

Feb 10, 2016

This research estimates the impact of international child sponsorship on adult income and wealth of formerly sponsored children using data on 10,144 individuals in six countries. To identify causal effects, an ...

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Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012)

ScotThiago RodellaAude-Sophie

Feb 09, 2016

In Latin America, labor markets have been the main channel through which growth has reduced poverty, with higher labor income accounting for 49 percent of the reduction in poverty in 2008–13. Understanding labor ...

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

School dropout in Central America : an overview of trends, causes, consequences, and promising interventions

AdelmanMelissa Ann SzekelyMiguel

Feb 09, 2016

School dropout is a growing concern in Central America, and in Latin America as a whole, because of its consequences for economic productivity, the inclusiveness of growth, social cohesion, and increasing youth...

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An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries

IslamAsif Mohammed

Feb 08, 2016

Economic theory predicts that a rise in police presence will reduce criminal activity. However several studies in the literature have found mixed results. This study adds to the literature by exploring the ...

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