Author Archives: Mery Ferrando

Child poverty and policies.

In many countries there is a higher incidence of income poverty among children than in the adult population.[1] This is particularly acute in developing areas like Latin America but affects developed nations too.[2] In the United States (US), for instance, … Continue reading

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Spending in education does matter.

While economic intuition points at the relevance of economic resources to improve school performance, the evidence on the impact of school spending on outcomes is far from being set. Rather, some early studies that became seminal references on the subject, … Continue reading

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Groundwater and rural poverty in India

Access to groundwater is a key element for agriculture in many developing countries. This is the case in India, where more than half of the population works in agriculture and 60% of agricultural production relies on groundwater irrigation. The access … Continue reading

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Decline of inequality in Latin America

Latin America has been historically characterized by high levels of inequality. Available statistics on both income and consumption inequality suggest that Latin America is one of the most unequal regions in the world. However, the last decade has witnessed a … Continue reading

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