Gastón J. Labadie

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Thirty years after the first HIV case in French Guiana, the drivers of the epidemic are not clearly known, but the epidemic is usually conceptualized as generalized. Cross-linking results from a study in the general population and a study in the HIV-infected population in Cayenne suggests that in the general population of HIV-positive men, 45% of HIV cases(More)
The views and interpretations in this document are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, or to any individual acting on its behalf. The Research Department (RES) publishes the Latin American Economic Policies Newsletter, as well as working papers and books, on diverse economic issues. To obtain a complete(More)
Latin America spends large amounts of resources on social services, yet its life expectancy and education levels are low compared to other regions with similar levels of income. A key reason is the inherent difficulty of making social services produce efficiently in reponse to demands and needs. This article shows how improving the organization of these(More)
We thank Ricardo Avelino, Giuseppe Bertola, John Donohue, David Bravo, Fernanda Ruiz, Jagadeesh Sividasan, Sergio Urzua, and two anonymous referees for helpful comments. Heckman.s contribution to this work was supported by the American Bar Foundation. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Inter-American(More)
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