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The effects of better houses on infant health
This paper examines the effects of better houses on infant health in the context of Brazil’s Minha Casa Minha Vida program, which built roughly 900,000 houses to poor households in Brazil during the period 2010-2017. We ...
Better Neighborhoods or Better Houses? The Effects of Housing Policies on Poor Households in Brazil
This paper evaluates the effects of a housing program that built houses for low-income families from the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). We explore the lotteries used to select the program’s beneficiaries to provide ...
Mulheres perdem trabalho após terem filhos
A pesquisa “Mulheres perdem trabalho após terem filhos” indica que há imediata queda no emprego das mães ao fim da licença-maternidade e, depois de 24 meses, metade delas saem do mercado – na maior parte das vezes, por ...
Centralized admission and the student-college match
Decentralized assignments in the education market have been increasingly replaced by centralized ones. However, empirical evidence on these transitions is scarce. This paper examines the adoption of centralized admissions ...
The labor market consequences of maternity leave policies: evidence from Brazil
(EPGE - Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, 2016)
This paper examines the labor market consequences of paid maternity leave for women who participate in the Brazilian formal labor market (and thus qualify for the leave policy). We take advantage of rich administrative ...
Bright minds, big rent: gentrification and the rising returns to skill
In 1980, housing prices in the main US cities rose with distance to the city center. By 2010, that relationship had reversed. We propose that this development can be traced to greater labor supply of high-income households ...