BREAD Working Paper No. 536, February 2018

Labor Supply Responses to Health Shocks: Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data from Urban Ghana Rachel Heath, Ghazala Mansuri, Bob Rijkers Abstract Workers in developing countries are subject to frequent health shocks. Using ten weeks of high frequency labor market data that we collected in urban Ghana, we document that men are 11 percentage points […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 541, Feburary 2018

Worth Fighting For: Daughters Improve their Mothers’ Autonomy in South Asia Rachel Heath, Xu Tan Abstract In South Asia, parents prize sons for both economic and cultural reasons, and hav- ing a son is often thought to improve his mother’s status within the household. How- ever, using data from Bangladesh and India, we show that […]