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Marta Favara is the Deputy Director and Co-Principal Investigator of Young Lives at Work. She joined the Young Lives team in 2015 and leads the quantitative research team. She is a development economist, and her research interests include labour economics, education economics, and behavioural economics. She got her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Essex (UK) and a Master’s in economics from the University of Leuven (Belgium). She is an IZA research affiliate since 2012, a Research Fellow with the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance since 2018, and is currently affiliated with St. Antony’s College.
Previously, she has worked as an economist at the World Bank (Young Professionals Program) in the poverty, inequality, and gender Unit for the Latin America and Caribbean Region and in the education unit for the Africa Region. She worked in several research projects, survey designs, impact evaluations, and policy dialogues with public and private institutions in Latin America, South-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
Posts by Marta Favara
According to a new UNFPA report, the Covid-19 pandemic might cause 13 million additional child marriages – a key driver of early motherhood. Using panel data from South India, this article shows tha...