BREAD Working Paper No. 591, June 2021

The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas and Michael Kremer Abstract: Following the widespread adoption of free primary education, African policymakers are now considering making secondary school free, but little is known about the private and social benefits of free secondary education. We exploit randomized assignment to secondary […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 558, March 2019

Brazil’s Missing Infants: Zika risk changes reproductive behavior Marcos A. Rengel, Jenna Nobles, Amar Hamoudi Abstract Zika virus epidemics have potential large-scale population effects. Controlled studies of mice and non-human primates indicate Zika effects on fertility, raising concerns about mis- carriage in human populations. In regions of Brazil, Zika risk peaked months before residents learned […]