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Submitted by Eric M. on

Thanks for your question. On the second point, for all the impact evaluations we have undertaken in this initiative, we look at heterogeneous effects by gender (among other factors) to assess how each of these interventions affect women vs. men. On the first point, we have a separate research initiative (joint with the ILO) where we seek to explore the impact of labor market interventions—both on the supply-side and demand -side—on child labor outcomes, broadly defined to encompass children’s work and education opportunities (or lack thereof). Indeed, we have a review paper under R&R at World Development that discusses these issues at length. But more specifically to public works programs, our immediate goal is to ascertain the effects of these interventions on child labor for children aged 5 to 17 and for four of subgroups of children: those under the countries' relevant minimum working age, those over the countries' relevant minimum working age, boys, and girls. Our research will also establish effects on subcomponents of child labor, such as hazardous work and long working hours. So please do take a look at our review paper and stay tune for more findings specific to public works programs.