Author: Anita Alves Pena

Redi Reports

Approximately 98% of Coloradans surveyed agreed that Colorado’s food and ag industry is important to the state’s future economic development. Over 75% feel that it is very or somewhat important that farm/ranch labor is treated fairly in terms of pay and working conditions when making food purchasing decisions.…

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• The Poverty Action Center (PAC@REDI) is engaged in several ongoing data analyses to answer questions at the forefront of applied economics globally. • Our Nepal team is examining links between migration and social mobility through the lens of caste/ethnicity and wealth accumulation using micro-data from the World Bank.…

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Representative data suggests that risk associated with lack of field sanitation is relatively low on U.S. farms Data for the agricultural region that includes Colorado suggests that this region was a first mover in terms of the availability of toilets for farmworkers, but more closely followed national trends of increased access to hand wash and drinking water over time Basic field sanitation definitions in available data are limited, however, and may not reflect the true extent of risk Unideal sanitation access may represent a health risk exposure category of interest on the farm.…

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The Poverty Action Center (PAC@REDI) aims to utilize interdisciplinary academic tools and mixed-methods research approaches to help guide poverty action locally and globally. We are using original survey design and econometric data analysis to answer questions at the intersection of poverty, access to education, and student achievement.…

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We examine positive links between school attendance and student achievement in the context of secondary schools in Nepal via original data collection matched to administrative records. We pay attention to gender since previous work is suggestive of menstruation affecting school attendance in this context. We also examine other non- attendance determinants of achievement, including individual and family- related characteristics, for comparison.…

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Using local-level data on incarceration rates by race, we explore the relationship between income inequality, poverty, and incarceration at the commuting zone level from 1950 to the present. We find that labor markets with higher levels of inequality experienced larger increases in overall incarceration, and that relative rates of poverty play a key role in explaining the differential effects of mass incarceration across race.…
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