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Volume 72, issue 3, 2024

Labor Market Information and Parental Attitudes toward Women Working Outside the Home: Experimental Evidence from Rural Pakistan pp. 1041 - 1067 Downloads
Momoe Makino
Mobilizing Parents at Home and at School: An Experiment on Primary Education in Angola pp. 1069 - 1116 Downloads
Vincenzo Di Maro, Stefan Leeffers, Danila Serra and Pedro C. Vicente
Cash Transfers and Women’s Agency: Evidence from Pakistan’s BISP Program pp. 1117 - 1150 Downloads
Kate Ambler and Alan de Brauw
The Impact of Armed Conflict Shocks on Local Cross-Border Trade: Evidence from the Border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo pp. 1151 - 1187 Downloads
Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz
High Hopes: Experimental Evidence on Financial Inclusion and the Transition to High School in Kenya pp. 1189 - 1212 Downloads
James Habyarimana and William Jack
Industrial Gold Mining and Female Empowerment pp. 1213 - 1266 Downloads
Anja Benshaul-Tolonen
The Role of Information and Cash Transfers on Early-Childhood Development: Short- and Long-Run Evidence from Nepal pp. 1267 - 1293 Downloads
Michael Levere, Gayatri Acharya and Prashant Bharadwaj
Incentives to Improve Government Agricultural Extension Agent Performance: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Bangladesh pp. 1295 - 1316 Downloads
Md. Rajibul Alam and Yoko Kijima
Does a Productivity Bonus Pay Off? The Effects of Teacher-Incentive Pay on Student Achievement in Brazilian Schools pp. 1317 - 1356 Downloads
Tharcisio Leone
Banking with Agents: Experimental Evidence from Senegal pp. 1357 - 1389 Downloads
Sinja Buri, Robert Cull, Xavier Giné, Sven Harten and Soren Heitmann
Seeking the Shelter of Governments: The Unintended Consequence of Environmental Regulation on Firm Ownership Dynamics pp. 1391 - 1423 Downloads
Ni Qin and Dongmin Kong
Using Communications Technology to Promote Democratic Participation: Experimental Evidence from South Africa pp. 1425 - 1463 Downloads
Aaron Erlich, Karen E. Ferree, Clark C. Gibson, Danielle F. Jung, James D. Long and Craig McIntosh
The Role of Mothers-in-Law in Determining Women’s Work: Evidence from India pp. 1465 - 1492 Downloads
Madhulika Khanna and Divya Pandey
Are Educated Candidates Less Corrupt Bureaucrats? Evidence from Randomized Audits in Brazil pp. 1493 - 1526 Downloads
Caíque Melo and Robson Tigre
The Effect of Future Pension Benefits on Labor Supply in a Developing Economy pp. 1527 - 1566 Downloads
Oscar Becerra

Volume 72, issue 2, 2024

Wheels of Power: Can Free Bicycles for Schoolgirls Free Their Mothers? pp. 423 - 457 Downloads
Anders Kjelsrud, Shabana Mitra and Karl Moene
Marital “Mismatch” from Changes in Women’s Litigant Rights pp. 459 - 491 Downloads
Uchenna R. Efobi
Fetal Origins of Mental Health: Evidence from Africa pp. 493 - 515 Downloads
Achyuta Adhvaryu, James Fenske, Namrata Kala and Anant Nyshadham
Study for Nothing? Gender and Access to Higher Education in a Developing Country pp. 517 - 561 Downloads
Oswaldo Molina, Diego Santa María and Gustavo Yamada
Does Trade Liberalization Foster Intimate Partner Violence? pp. 563 - 602 Downloads
Alberto Chong and Daniel Velásquez
Competition on Agricultural Markets and Quality of Smallholder Supply: The Role of Relational Contracting and Input Provision by Traders pp. 603 - 632 Downloads
Erwin Bulte, Jérémy Do Nascimento Miguel and Banawe Plambou Anissa
The Effect of Monthly Cash Transfers during 5 Years on Households’ Wealth pp. 633 - 658 Downloads
Andrea Molina-Vera and Hessel Oosterbeek
Heterogeneous Firms under Regional Temperature Shocks: Exit and Reallocation, with Evidence from Indonesia pp. 659 - 690 Downloads
Victoria Wenxin Xie
Improving Tax Compliance without Increasing Revenue: Evidence from Population-Wide Randomized Controlled Trials in Papua New Guinea pp. 691 - 723 Downloads
Christopher Hoy, Luke McKenzie and Mathias Sinning
Personalized Information as a Tool to Improve Pension Savings: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Chile pp. 725 - 770 Downloads
Olga Fuentes, Jeanne Lafortune, Julio Riutort, José Tessada and Félix Villatoro
Income Tax Payers Are Not All the Same: A Behavioral Letter Experiment in Eswatini pp. 771 - 799 Downloads
Fabrizio Santoro
Women’s Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from a Multidimensional Policy in India pp. 801 - 832 Downloads
Somdeep Chatterjee and Prashant Poddar
Developing Textbooks to Improve Math Learning in Primary Education: Empirical Evidence from El Salvador pp. 833 - 866 Downloads
Takao Maruyama and Takashi Kurosaki
Land Reform and Child Health in the Kyrgyz Republic pp. 867 - 917 Downloads
Katrina Kosec and Olga N. Shemyakina
Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labor Force: Evidence from a Role Model Intervention in Pakistan pp. 919 - 957 Downloads
Hamna Ahmed, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said and Zunia Tirmazee
Farm Size and Productivity: The Role of Family Labor pp. 959 - 995 Downloads
Muhammad Ayaz and Mazhar Mughal
Internal Migration and Labor Market Outcomes in Indonesia pp. 997 - 1040 Downloads
Tushar Bharati, Adnan M. S. Fakir and Wina Yoman

Volume 72, issue 1, 2023

The Salience of Information: Evidence from a Health Information Campaign in Rural China pp. 1 - 26 Downloads
Yue Ma, Sean Sylvia, Dimitris Friesen, Katherine Overbey, Alexis Medina and Scott Rozelle
What Should I Aspire To? Peer Effects in Adolescents’ Friendship Networks pp. 27 - 78 Downloads
Ben D’Exelle, Rik Habraken and Arjan Verschoor
Overconfidence, Trust, and Information-Seeking among Smallholder Farmers: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia pp. 79 - 122 Downloads
Hiwot Mesfin, Francesco Cecchi, Eleonora Nillesen and Nyasha Tirivayi
Estimating the Demand for Business Training: Evidence from Jamaica pp. 123 - 158 Downloads
Alessandro Maffioli, David McKenzie and Diego Ubfal
When Private Beats Public: A Flexible Value-Added Model with Tanzanian School Switchers pp. 159 - 206 Downloads
Kasper Brandt
Crime, Income, and Inequality: Nonlinearities under Extreme Inequality in South Africa pp. 207 - 240 Downloads
Amy Thornton, Haroon Bhorat, Adaiah Lilenstein, Jabulile Monnakgotla and Kirsten van der Zee
Education, Civic Engagement, and Political Participation: Evidence from School Construction in Malian Villages pp. 241 - 281 Downloads
Pierre André and Paul Maarek
Stay at Home with Grandma, Mom Is Going to Work: The Impact of Grandmothers’ Retirement on Mothers’ Labor Decisions pp. 283 - 327 Downloads
Maria Florencia Pinto
The Long-Term Effects of the Rwandan Genocide on Child Work pp. 329 - 360 Downloads
Yoo-Mi Chin, Scott Cunningham and Pham Hoang Van
Early-Life Rainfall and Long-Term Human Capital Accumulation of African Women pp. 361 - 387 Downloads
Kien Le and My Nguyen
The Origins of Optimism: A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment among Microfinance Clients in Bolivia pp. 389 - 421 Downloads
Francesco Cecchi, Elske Voermans and Robert Lensink

Volume 71, issue 4, 2023

What Is the Price of Freedom? Estimating Women’s Willingness to Pay for Job Schedule Flexibility pp. 1179 - 1211 Downloads
Monserrat Bustelo, Ana Diaz Escobar, Jeanne Lafortune, Claudia Piras, Luz Magdalena Salas and José Tessada
A Resource-Rich Neighbor Is a Misfortune: The Spatial Distribution of the Resource Curse in Brazil pp. 1213 - 1247 Downloads
Phoebe W. Ishak and Pierre-Guillaume Méon
Worker Turnover and Job Reallocation: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data pp. 1249 - 1277 Downloads
Admasu Shiferaw and Måns Söderbom
Foreword by the Guest Editors pp. 1279 - 1281 Downloads
David McKenzie, Çağlar Özden and Hillel Rapoport
Syrian Refugees and the Migration Dynamics of Jordanians: Moving In or Moving Out? pp. 1283 - 1330 Downloads
Nelly Elmallakh and Jackline Wahba
The Unintended Consequences of Deportations: Evidence from Firm Behavior in El Salvador pp. 1331 - 1358 Downloads
Antonella Bandiera, Lelys Dinarte Diaz, Sandra V. Rozo, Carlos Schmidt-Padilla, María Micaela Sviatschi and Hernan Winkler
Left Behind but Not Immobile: Living Arrangements of Mexican Transnational Households pp. 1359 - 1395 Downloads
Simone Bertoli, Elsa Gautrain and Elie Murard
Labor Market Nationalization Policies and Exporting Firm Outcomes: Evidence from Saudi Arabia pp. 1397 - 1426 Downloads
Patricia Cortés, Semiray Kasoolu and Carolina Pan

Volume 71, issue 3, 2023

Political Connections, Competition, and Innovation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Chinese Firms pp. 819 - 862 Downloads
Lei Cheng and Zhimin Li
Up before Dawn: Experimental Evidence from a Cross-Border Trader Training at the DRC-Rwanda Border pp. 863 - 901 Downloads
Kevin Croke, María Elena García Mora, Markus Goldstein, Edouard Mensah and Michael O’Sullivan
What Do Parents Want? Parental Spousal Preferences in China pp. 903 - 939 Downloads
Eva Raiber, Weiwei Ren, Jeanne Bovet, Paul Seabright and Charlotte Wang
The Impact of Being Surveyed on the Adoption of Agricultural Technology pp. 941 - 962 Downloads
Mark Treurniet
Bridging the Savings Gap: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi pp. 963 - 1002 Downloads
Jeffrey A. Flory
Motherhood and Women’s Self-Employment: Theory and Evidence from Nigeria pp. 1003 - 1055 Downloads
Jean-Louis Bago and Sylvain E. Dessy
Are Employment Protection Laws for Persons with Disabilities Effective in a Developing Country? pp. 1057 - 1092 Downloads
Michael Palmer and Jenny Williams
When the Identity of the Perpetrator Matters: The Heterogeneous Legacies of the Civil Conflict on Social Capital in Peru pp. 1093 - 1148 Downloads
Eduardo Malásquez and Edgar Salgado Chavez
Large Means-Tested Pensions with Informal Labor Markets: Evidence from South Africa pp. 1149 - 1178 Downloads
Paul Dutronc-Postel and Alessandro Tondini

Volume 71, issue 2, 2023

COVID-19 and Food Security in Ethiopia: Do Social Protection Programs Protect? pp. 373 - 402 Downloads
Kibrom A. Abay, Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott and Kibrom Tafere
Conflict and the Formation of Political Beliefs in Africa pp. 403 - 442 Downloads
Achyuta Adhvaryu and James Fenske
The Role of Conflict in Sex Discrimination: The Case of Missing Girls pp. 443 - 484 Downloads
Astghik Mavisakalyan and Anna Minasyan
Income Improves Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from South Africa pp. 485 - 517 Downloads
Mo Alloush and Stephen Wu
Globalization and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Myanmar pp. 519 - 565 Downloads
Teresa Molina and Mari Tanaka
Do Labor Market Interventions Incentivize Technology Adoption? Unexpected Impacts of the World’s Largest Rural Poverty Program pp. 567 - 620 Downloads
Anil K. Bhargava
Good Intentions Gone Bad? The Dodd-Frank Act and Conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes Region pp. 621 - 666 Downloads
Jeffrey Bloem
Incentivizing Quantity and Quality of Care: Evidence from an Impact Evaluation of Performance-Based Financing in the Health Sector in Tajikistan pp. 667 - 707 Downloads
Tashrik Ahmed, Aneesa Arur, Damien de Walque and Gil Shapira
The Impact of an Adult Education Program for Mothers: Evidence from India pp. 709 - 751 Downloads
Ashwini Deshpande, Christopher Ksoll, Annemie Maertens and Vinitha Varghese
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten? Evidence from the Philippines pp. 753 - 791 Downloads
Jeffrey Bloem and Bruce Wydick
Growing Pains: Timing of In Utero Rainfall Shocks and Child Growth in Rural Rwanda pp. 793 - 818 Downloads
Jarrad Farris, Maria Porter, Songqing Jin and Mywish K. Maredia

Volume 71, issue 1, 2022

Learning from Unincentivized and Incentivized Communication: A Randomized Controlled Trial in India pp. 1 - 38 Downloads
Yonas Alem and Eugenie Dugoua
Preschool Availability and Women’s Employment: Evidence from Indonesia pp. 39 - 61 Downloads
Daniel Halim, Hillary C. Johnson and Elizaveta Perova
Computers and Discretion: Evidence from Two Randomized Natural Experiments pp. 63 - 109 Downloads
Alberto Chong, Daniel Velásquez and Monica Yanez-Pagans
Shortening Supply Chains: Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota pp. 111 - 149 Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone and David McKenzie
Business Training and Mentoring: Experimental Evidence from Women-Owned Microenterprises in Ethiopia pp. 151 - 183 Downloads
M. Mehrab Bakhtiar, Gautam Bastian and Markus Goldstein
Home-Based Enterprises: Experimental Evidence on Female Preferences from Pakistan pp. 185 - 221 Downloads
Farah Said, Mahreen Mahmud, Giovanna d’Adda and Azam Chaudhry
Internal Migration and Crime in Brazil pp. 223 - 259 Downloads
Eva-Maria Egger
Medium-Term Impact of the Elimination of School Fees on Girls’ Education in Benin, West Africa pp. 261 - 294 Downloads
Mafaizath Fatoke Dato
Access to Credit and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from China pp. 295 - 331 Downloads
Ni Qin and Dongmin Kong
The Effect of Pension Income on Land Transfers: Evidence from Rural China pp. 333 - 371 Downloads
Jiong Zhu, Songqing Jin, Zhong Tang and Titus Awokuse
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