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    Ninis in Uruguay

    Jan 15, 2016
    In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with...
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    Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil

    Jan 15, 2016
    In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with...
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy

    Emran,M. Shahe, Shilpi,Forhad J.  |  Dec 22, 2015
    This paper analyzes the effects of land market restrictions on the rural labor market outcomes for women. The existing literature emphasizes two mechanisms through which land restrictions can affect the economic ...
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    Understanding the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina, 2000 to 2012

    De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E., Holland,Peter Anthony, Troiano,Sara  |  Dec 17, 2015
    This paper seeks to understand what drove the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina between 2000 and 2012, using data from four rounds of the Program for International Student Assessment. A year-specific ...
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors

    Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao, Goldstein,Markus P., Mcgorman,Laura, Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria, Pimhidzai,Obert  |  Dec 02, 2015
    A range of reasons is cited to explain gender differences in business performance in Africa. Within those, the sector of operations is consistently identified as a major issue. This paper uses a mixed methods...
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