J-PAL Europe, which is based at the Paris School of Economics, works to improve the effectiveness of social policies and programs across Europe and in French-speaking Africa. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity.
Researchers used data on lottery winners in Sweden to determine whether receiving an influx of cash affected the labor supply decisions of winners and their spouses. They found that lottery winners reduced their labor supply, suggesting that cash transfers can have an effect on labor market outcomes.
Marc Gurgand, J-PAL Europe Scientific Director, and Michael Rosholm (J-PAL, Aarhus University) edited a special edition of Labour Economics, one of the top economics journals in the field. This special edition is the result of a conference J-PAL Europe helped organize in September 2015.
Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick) studies the impacts of job counseling, discrimination against ethnic minorities, and residential segregation on employment. In our latest affiliate Q&A, Roland explains how his time as a civil servant in France influenced his interest in helping to solve France's chronically high unemployment rate.
Researchers evaluated the impact of making voter registration easier on voter participation by providing information about voter registration and home registration visits. Overall, the results suggest that information and visits can encourage greater participation, particularly among groups that face social and economic barriers to registering and voting.
There are 49 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 15 countries in Europe.
How do matching gifts influence charitable giving? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in the United States: https://t.co/ctE9hX7T9Q
Resilient rice: Read how flood-tolerant rice increased yields for smallholder farmers in #India. https://t.co/BeEuuN6Sqn
Who benefits most from school access policies? A #gender breakdown of results from randomized evals:… https://t.co/lz18vqGe8c...
Enrollment is now open for The Challenges of Global Poverty, w/ J-PAL's Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee:… https://t.co/PKyKeEJubu
If people receive cash, will they spend it responsibly? We review the evidence: https://t.co/ujzS04fGnR @NextBillion...
- New blog post up at @ONE on evidence in girls' education: https://www.one.org/us/2017/08/09/girls-education-barriers/ 1 day 20 hours ago.
- 61 million kids of primary school age are out of school. How to increase enrollment? (1) Reduce costs (financial & other); (2) Increase perceived benefits; and (3) General programs that seek to increase schooling for all tend to help girls as much as - or even more than - boys. Learn more: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 2 days 17 hours ago.
- Gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from an evidence-driven perspective. Enroll today in The Challenges of Global Poverty, a free online course from MIT. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2fmf8sY 4 days 21 hours ago.
- 62 million kids around the world aren't in primary school. We analyzed results from 58 randomized evaluations on school enrollment programs to find what worked best: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 4 days 22 hours ago.
- The ability to effectively and accurately interpret data and communicate data driven insights is crucial for influencing and making informed decisions. Enroll now in Data Analysis for Social Scientists, a free online course from MIT to make more informed decisions of cultural, social, economics, and policy interest. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2flPkxa 4 days 22 hours ago.