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    • Chile: Evolución de las oportunidades para los niños, 1990-2006 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Larrañaga Jiménez, Osvaldo; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Rau Binder, Tomás (Naciones Unidas, 2012)
      En este trabajo se mide la evolución de la desigualdad de oportunidades en Chile, evaluándose el grado de desigualdad de la distribución de los resultados socioeconómicos sobre la base de circunstancias exógenas. Se ...
    • Early life height and weight production functions with endogenous energy and protein inputs 

      Puentes Encina, Esteban; Wang, Fan; Behrman, Jere R.; Cunha, Flavio; Hoddinott, John; Maluccio, John; Adair, Linda; Borja, Judith; Martorell, Reynaldo; Stein, Aryeh D. (Elsevier, 2016)
      We examine effects of protein and energy intakes on height and weight growth for children between 6 and 24 months old in Guatemala and the Philippines. Using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity and estimating ...
    • Evidence for Inequality of Opportunities. A Cohort Analysis for Chile 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Larrañaga Jiménez, Osvaldo; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Rau Binder, Tomás (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2009)
      In this paper we estimate the impact of inequality of opportunity on inequality of income in the Chilean economy. We focus on the distribution of individual labor income. It is found that the share of overall inequality ...
    • Female Labor Force Participation and Informal Care of Adults: Evidence for a middle-income country 

      Bravo Urrutia, David; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2012)
      The provision of elderly care is an issue of increasing importance in Latin American countries because of a aging population, decrease in household size, and increased complexity of care. Thus, it is important to analyze ...
    • Female Labor Supply and Child Care Supply in Chile 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Bravo Urrutia, David (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2012)
      We use a specially designed survey to evaluate the effect of several public policies on female labor force participation in Chile. First, we estimate a self-selection model to find the determinants of female labor ...
    • Inequality of Opportunities and Long Term Earnings Measures: Evidence for Chile 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Larrañaga Jiménez, Osvaldo; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Rau Binder, Tomás (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2012)
      In this paper we assess the sensitivity of measures of inequality of opportunity to long-term earnings data. We compare indicators using four and seven year earnings with indicators that use the most commonly available ...
    • Inequality of opportunities at early ages: evidence from Chile 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
      This paper examines inequality of opportunity for Chilean children starting from an early age. It uses a psychometric test designed to assess children’s receptive vocabulary (PPVT), height, and weight as opportunity ...
    • Informal Jobs and Contribution to Social Security: Evidence from a Double Selection Model 

      Puentes Encina, Esteban; Contreras Guajardo, Dante (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2009)
      We estimate a double selection model to study informality in the Chilean labor market. We use three different measures of informality: lack of a signed contract, contribution to social security and both at the same time. ...
    • Multidimensional Measure of Job Quality: Persistence and Heterogeneity in a Developing Country 

      Huneeus Lagos, Federico; Landerretche Moreno, Óscar; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2012)
      We adapt the multidimensional poverty methodology to study job quality dynamics using a unique household survey panel for Chile. We use information on wages, type of contract, training and employment duration to build ...
    • Self-Employment and Queues for Wage Work: Evidence from Chile 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Gillmore, Roberto (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Self-employment can be considered as either the result of a self-selection process or areflection of rigidities and skill mismatch in the labour market or both. We estimate a doubleselection model where individuals queue ...
    • The effects of micro entrepreneurship programs on labor market performance: experimental evidence from Chile 

      Martinez A, Claudia; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Ruiz-Tagle Venero, Jaime (American Economic Association, 2018)
      We investigate the impact of a program providing asset transfers and business training to low income individuals in Chile, and asked whether a larger asset transfer would magnify the program's impact. We randomly assigned ...
    • The effects of the minimum wage on employment and wages 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Miranda, Jorge; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
      The effect of the minimum wage on labor market outcomes is controversial. There are several studies for developed countries with mixed results, but there is a lack of evidence for developing countries. We have access to ...
    • The Evolution of Opportunities for Children in Chile 1990-2006 

      Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Larrañaga Jiménez, Osvaldo; Puentes Encina, Esteban; Rau Binder, Tomás (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2009)
      In this article we apply some recently developed methodologies (Paes de Barros et al, 2008) to measure the evolution of the inequality of opportunity in Chile in the 1990-2006 period. The opportunities are measured as ...
    • Trabajadores por Cuenta Propia: ¿Quienes Son? ¿De Donde Vienen? ¿Para Donde Van? 

      Cea Echenique, Sebastián; Contreras Mediano, María; Martínez Alvear, Claudia; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2009)
      Usando datos del módulo de historia laboral de la Encuesta de Protección Social para los años 2002, 2004 y 2006, se construyó un panel mensual para el período 2000-2006. Para modelar las variables que intervienen en la ...
    • Use of Financial Instruments In Rural Thailand 

      Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2011)
      This paper presents a summary of Önancial access in rural Thailand. We Önd that household use an important variety of Önancial instruments and at the same time, there is a lot of heterogeneity at the province level. ...
    • Wealth disparities for early childhood anthropometrics and Skills: evidence from chilean longitudinal data 

      Behrman, Jere; Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Palma, Isidora; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017-09)
      We study wealth disparities in the formation of anthropometrics, cognitive skills and socio-emotional skills. We use a sample of preschool and early school children in Chile. We extend the previous literature by using ...