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Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty
Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are programs that transfer cash, generally to poor households, on the condition that those households make pre specified investments in the human capital of theirExpand
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World development report 2006 : equity and development
World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between differentExpand
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The Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and an Application to Latin America
What part of the inequality observed in a particular country is due to unequal opportunities, rather than to differences in individual efforts or luck? This paper estimates a lower bound for theExpand
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Inequality of Opportunity in Brazil
This paper proposes a method to decompose earnings inequality into a component due to unequal opportunities and a residual term. Drawing on the distinction between ‘circumstance’ and ‘effort’Expand
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Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Over the past decade, faster growth and smarter social policy have reversed the trend in Latin America's poverty. Too slowly and insufficiently, but undeniably, the percentage of Latinos who are poorExpand
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A global count of the extreme poor in 2012: data issues, methodology and initial results
The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity (PPP) conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the World Bank’s international poverty line. In revising the line, we haveExpand
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The Measurement of Inequality of Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and an Application to Latin America
Building on the existing literature, this paper constructs a simple scalar measure of inequality of opportunity and applies it to six Latin American countries. The measure--which capturesExpand
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Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling and Child Health
Do aggregate economic shocks, such as those caused by macroeconomic crises or droughts, reduce child human capital? The answer to this question has important implications for public policy. If shocksExpand
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Inequality in Latin America: Breaking with History?
With the exception of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean has been one of the regions of the world with the greatest inequality. This report explores why the region suffers from suchExpand
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Conditional, unconditional and everything in between: a systematic review of the effects of cash transfer programmes on schooling outcomes
Cash transfer programmes are a popular social protection tool in developing countries that aim, among other things, to improve education outcomes in developing countries. The debate over whetherExpand
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