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Call for Applications: IZA/DFID Short Course on Programme Evaluation, Lusaka, Zambia

by Maryam Naghsh Nejad | Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

 

The IZA/DFID Program on Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries is sponsoring a conference on
"Labor Markets in Southern Africa: Evidence and P... Continue Reading

Household Shocks and Education Investment in Madagascar

by Peter Glick, David Sahn, Thomas Walker | Friday, 13 May, 2016

This paper investigates the impact of exogenous shocks to household income, assets and labour supply on children’s school attendance in Madagascar. The analysis uses a unique data set with 10 years of recall data... Continue Reading

Determinants of Internal Migration Among Senegalese Youth

by David Sahn, Catalina Herrera | Monday, 2 May, 2016

We analyse the socio-economic determinants of young people’s decisions to internally migrate in Senegal. Far from a rural-to-urban story, youth undertake mostly rural-to-rural and urban-to-urban migrations. In our ... Continue Reading

Young Mothers are Working, But Are They Getting Paid? Evidence on Female Labour Outcomes in Madagascar

by Catalina Herrera, David Sahn, Kira Villa | Monday, 2 May, 2016

Women represent the majority of the unpaid labour force in developing countries, particularly in Sub Sahara Africa. However, to date, there is little empirical evidence on the role of fertility in female labour force p... Continue Reading

MADAGASCAR YOUNG ADULT TRANSITIONS SURVEY: Preliminary Descriptive Results

by Catalina Herrera, Francesca Marchetta, David Sahn, Aurore Pélissier, Harivelo Rajemison, Faly Rakotomanana, Kira Villa | Monday, 2 May, 2016

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a critical period in the life course. The decisions that young people and their families make regarding transitions from school into work, marriage, and parenthood will a... Continue Reading

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