New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2008‒12‒07
four papers chosen by

  1. Economic openness, skill demand and skill supply in three archetypes of developing countries: A theoretical and empirical investigation By Saccone Donatella
  2. Inequality and Cost of Electoral Campaigns in Latin America By Bugarin, Maurício; Portugal, Adriana; Sakurai, Sérgio
  3. "An Empirical Analysis of Gender Bias in Education Spending in Paraguay" By Thomas Masterson
  4. Standards compliance as an alternative learning opportunity under globalization in Latin America By Isabel Maria Bodas Freitas; Michiko Iizuka

  1. By: Saccone Donatella (University of Turin)
    Date: 2008–12
  2. By: Bugarin, Maurício; Portugal, Adriana; Sakurai, Sérgio
    Date: 2008–10
  3. By: Thomas Masterson
    Abstract: Gender affects household spending in two areas that have been widely studied in the literature. One strand documents that greater female bargaining power within households results in a variety of shifts in household production and consumption. An important source of intrahousehold bargaining power is ownership of assets, especially land. Another strand examines gender bias in spending on children. This paper addresses both strands simultaneously. In it, differences in spending on education are examined empirically, at both the household and the individual level. Results are mixed, though the balance of evidence weighs toward pro-male bias in spending on education at the household level. Results also indicate that the relationship between asset ownership and female bargaining power within the household is contingent on the type of asset.
    Date: 2008–11
  4. By: Isabel Maria Bodas Freitas (Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS), Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven); Michiko Iizuka (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht & SPRU, University of Sussex)
    Keywords: globalization, technological infrastructures, certification, capability, Latin America, Chile
    JEL: O3
    Date: 2008–01–08

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