Ongoing projects

Child and Adolescent Poverty Dashboard and Report, with Oppen Social

Set of indicators on poverty in childhood and adolescence in Brazil, using PNADC. Based on the concept of poverty exclusively as lack of income, it will present the temporal and geographical evolution of child and adolescent poverty in Brazil; the characterization of poor families (for example, their condition of housing, sanitation, schooling); and the determinants and composition of income (for example, transfers and income from work). Accompanied by an analytical report.

School Dropout, with Vitor Pereira and Jessica Gagete-Miranda

Approach to the school dropout theme, through four initiatives:

  • Elaboration of three conceptual notes dealing with diagnosis based on data from PNADC and SAEB, among others, with calculation of indicators on school dropout, truancy, learning delays; identification of causes and consequences of dropping out of school based on meta-analysis of scientific articles; mapping of programs to combat school dropout, comparing the results of impact assessments.
  • Elaboration of a predictor for school dropout and truancy, using econometric techniques of machine learning and non-parametric methods.
  • Evaluation of programs to combat school dropout using quasi-experimental quantitative methods.
  • Idealization of a pilot project to reduce school dropout, using artificial intelligence tools.

Some public policy tools focused on social mobility: a guidebook, with Bruna Cricci under the orientation of Jessica Gagete-Miranda

A production, in friendly language for the non-specialist, of a description of the main issues associated with the design of social programs with a high potential impact on social mobility.

Social and Intergenerational Mobility in Brazil: an analysis of the beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família program, with Cecilia Machado and Valdemar Neto and with the support of Oppen Social

The project aims to understand the evolution of poverty in Brazil and the main national policy aimed at mitigating it, the Bolsa Família Program (BFP), through administrative data from the BFP payrolls and the Single Registry for Social Programs.

A review will be made of the changes that have occurred in the BFP over time; a monthly analysis of the evolution of the BFP since its implementation, considering the amounts received and the total number of families (and people) served; and, more importantly, we will seek to monitor the individuals (those responsible and dependent) of the families participating in the BFP, in order to measure the degree of social mobility and dependence on the program over the years, as well as the demographic characteristics of the individuals who would be related in a greater or lesser degree to dependency/mobility.

Edtech tools to support child development

Development of educational technology tools focusing on early childhood and childhood. Development of pilots involving the construction of the technological solution, pedagogical project, proof of concept, and impact assessment strategies. All pilots must be deployed in partnership with state and municipal governments.