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3rd IZA Workshop: Child Labor in Developing Countries

Organizers: Alpaslan Akay (IZA), Randall K. Q. Akee (Tufts University), Eric V. Edmonds (Dartmouth College), Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim), Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary, University of London)
Location:ITAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Date:June 01, 2011


+++ presentation: 35 minutes +++ discussion: 15 minutes +++

Wednesday, June 01:

08:00 - 08:30   Registration
08:30 - 09:20   Todd Pugatch (University of Michigan)
  "Bumpy Rides: School to Work Transitions in South Africa"
09:20 - 10:10   Maria Nieves Valdes (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
  "The School Reentry Decision of Poor Girls. Structural Estimation and Policy Analysis Using PROGRESA Database."
10:10 - 10:30   Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:20   Susan Parker (CIDE, Mexico City), Luis N. Rubalcava (Spectron Desarrollo/CIDE), Graciela M. Teruel (Universidad Iberoamericana)
  "Do Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Improve Work and Earnings among its Youth Beneficiaries? Evidence after a Decade of a Mexican Cash Transfer Program"
11:20 - 12:10   Carlos Chiapa (El Colegio de México), José Luis Garrido (El Colegio de México), Silvia Prina (Case Western Reserve University)
  "The Effect of Social Programs and Exposure to Professionals on the Educational Aspirations of the Poor"
12:10 - 13:00   Lunch
13:00 - 13:50   Solomon Tesfu (Syracuse University)
  "The Effect of Early Childhood Malnutrition on Child Labor and Schooling: Theory and Evidence"
13:50 - 14:40   Achyuta Adhvaryu (Yale University), Anant Nyshadham (Yale University)
  "Schooling, Child Labor and the Returns to Healthcare in Tanzania"
14:40 - 15:00   Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:50   David Blakeslee (Columbia University), Felipe Barrera-Osorio (World Bank), Matthew Hoover (RAND), Leigh L. Linden (Columbia University), Dhushyanth Raju (World Bank)
  "Expanding Educational Opportunities in Remote Parts of the World: Evidence from a RCT of a Public-Private Partnership in Pakistan"
15:50 - 16:40   Andaleeb Alam (World Bank), Javier E. Baez (World Bank and IZA), Ximena V. Del Carpio (World Bank)
  "Do Short Term Impacts Persist Over Time? Evidence from a Female School Stipend Program in Pakistan"
16:40 - 17:30   David Atkin (Yale University)
  "Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico"

List of Participants

Achyuta Adhvaryu (Yale University)
Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
Randall Akee (Tufts University and IZA)
Andaleeb Alam (World Bank)
David Atkin (Yale University)
David Blakeslee (Columbia University)
Charita Castro (Washington University, St. Louis)
Carlos Chiapa (El Colegio de México)
Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and IZA)
Eric Edmonds (Dartmouth College and IZA)
Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim and IZA)
Misty Heggeness (U.S. Department of Labor)
Tatiana Karabchuk (Higher School of Economics)
Martina Kirchberger (University of Oxford)
Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
Susan Parker (CIDE, Mexico City)
Silvia Prina (Case Western Reserve University)
Todd Pugatch (University of Michigan)
Solomon Tesfu (Syracuse University)
Maria Nieves Valdes (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
Laura Zimmermann (University of Michigan and IZA)