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Life expectancy and human capital investment: the arrival of AIDS treatment in Brazil
This paper provides microevidence on the relationship between life expectancy and educational investment decisions. Human capital theory predicts an increase in life expectancy should lead to an augmenting in schooling ...
Should we worry about the observer effect? Evidence from Pelotas
Most social sciences and medical studies assume that being observed does not affect subjects' behavior. However, interviews may cause changes in individuals' behavior or may inhibit changes which would occur if they were ...
Computerization, occupational tasks and the labor market: evidence from a natural experiment in Brazil
The 'routinization' or 'routine-biased technological change' hypothesis states that computers substitute for routine tasks - those that follow procedures that can be codified into computer software - and complement nonroutine ...
Rural technology adoption and its impacts: direct planting system in Sao Paulo
Este trabalho investiga a adoção do Sistema de Plantio Direto (SPD) no Brasil, uma tecnologia rural bastante promovida devido aos benefícios, tanto privados como sociais, que alegadamente traz. O trabalho baseia-se em ...
Restrição ao crédito educacional e investimentos em capital humano no Brasil: evidências através dos retornos à educação
This paper aims to gauge the role of credit constraint on education in Brazil. For this purpose, we use the hypothesis that direct costs and opportunity costs of schooling affect credit constrained and unconstrained persons ...