By Camilo Pecha and Lynn Saghir https://soundcloud.com/bancointeramericanodesarrollo/the-social-impact-of-climate-change Interview with Camilo Pecha, microeconomist for the Caribbean at the IDB, and moderated by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director for the Caribbean at the IDB. - Designed and directed by Lynn Saghir - Photo credit: Sangoiri … [Read more...] about The Social Impact of Climate Change
The increase in sea water temperatures and levels will potentially cause worse tropical storms in the future and has become the most important long-term threat to economic development in the Caribbean. Predictions by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, a research laboratory at the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, are that the intensity of tropical … [Read more...] about The Effects of Tropical Storms on Early Childhood Development and Labor Market Dynamics
In the Caribbean, it is interesting to use the Geographic Information System (GIS) to explore and analyze unexploited data of the social sector. Using GIS data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration on tropical storms and integrating it with household surveys leads us to answer questions related to the welfare effects of tropical storms. Upscaling the … [Read more...] about “Gone With the Wind”, Although Data Are Still There
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, PicFreak If you ask Caribbean adults if corporal punishment is OK, 66% (65% of males and 68% of females) say yes. Of these, 91% (93% males and 89% females) admit to suffering corporal punishment as children. Of the latter only 13% (14% males and 11% females) respond by declaring corporal punishment as unacceptable. Thus, there is a … [Read more...] about It’s only spanking! Isn’t it?