nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2023‒04‒10
seven papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
Universidad de la República

  1. The impact of robots in Latin America: Evidence from local labor markets By Andrés César; Guillermo Falcone; Irene Brambilla; Leonardo Gasparini
  2. The Effect of the Minimum Wage in Latin America's six largest economies By Lucía Ramírez Leira; Carlo Lombardo; Leonardo Gasparini
  3. Intergenerational mobility in Latin America: the multiple facets of social status and the role of mothers By Matías Ciaschi; Mariana Marchionni; Guido Neidhöfer
  4. A decomposition method to evaluate the "paradox of progress", with evidence for Argentina By Walter Sosa Escudero; Javier Alejo; Leonardo Gasparini; Gabriel Montes Rojas
  5. Inequality of opportunity and intergenerational persistence in Latin America By Paolo Brunori; Francisco H.G. Ferreira; Guido Neidhöfer
  6. Too Much of a Good Thing: Accelerated Growth and Crime By Soares, Rodrigo R.; Souza, Danilo
  7. Gender Gaps and Family Policies in Latin America By Martina Querejeta Rabosto; Estefanía Galván; Cecilia Parada; Soledad Salvador

  1. By: Andrés César; Guillermo Falcone; Irene Brambilla; Leonardo Gasparini
    Keywords: Robots, Labor markets, Latin America
    JEL: J23 J24
    Date: 2021–11
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:aep:anales:4451&r=lam
  2. By: Lucía Ramírez Leira; Carlo Lombardo; Leonardo Gasparini
    Keywords: Minimum Wage, Wages, Labor Markets, Inequality, Informality, Latin America
    JEL: J22 J38 J31 K31
    Date: 2021–11
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:aep:anales:4512&r=lam
  3. By: Matías Ciaschi; Mariana Marchionni; Guido Neidhöfer
    Keywords: Intergenerational Mobility, Education, Occupation, Mothers, Latin America.
    JEL: D63 J62
    Date: 2021–11
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:aep:anales:4453&r=lam
  4. By: Walter Sosa Escudero; Javier Alejo; Leonardo Gasparini; Gabriel Montes Rojas
    Keywords: inequality, quantile regression, education
    JEL: J31 C21
    Date: 2021–11
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:aep:anales:4523&r=lam
  5. By: Paolo Brunori; Francisco H.G. Ferreira; Guido Neidhöfer
    Abstract: How strong is the transmission of socio-economic status across generations in Latin America? To answer this question, we first review the empirical literature on intergenerational mobility and inequality of opportunity for the region, summarizing results for both income and educational outcomes.
    Keywords: Inequality of opportunities, Intergenerational Mobility, Latin America
    Date: 2023
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp-2023-39&r=lam
  6. By: Soares, Rodrigo R. (Insper, São Paulo); Souza, Danilo (University of Sao Paolo)
    Abstract: We document that oil-producing areas of Brazil experienced increases in crime during the period of increased economic growth driven by the 2000s oil boom. This challenges the understanding that the impact of income shocks on crime is driven primarily by the legal status of the market in question. Offshore oil production, refining, and distribution in Brazil are concentrated in large firms, without scope for income contestability. We show that various equilibrium effects of the shock – such as increased inequality, urbanization, illegal goods presence, and deterioration in public goods provision – are likely to have contributed to the increase in crime.
    Keywords: crime, oil, income, Brazil
    JEL: H75 K42 Q34
    Date: 2023–03
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:iza:izadps:dp16002&r=lam
  7. By: Martina Querejeta Rabosto; Estefanía Galván; Cecilia Parada; Soledad Salvador
    JEL: J13 J16 H53
    Date: 2021–11
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:aep:anales:4509&r=lam

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