The Center of Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) is a research center that specializes in the empirical study of distributive, labor and social issues in Latin America. Created in 2002, CEDLAS is based at Facultad de Ciencias Económicas – Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
The main areas of study at CEDLAS are: poverty, inequality, evaluation of public policies, labor market and employment, education and health, and macro, finance and poverty. CEDLAS has developed multiple research projects on these issues in collaboration with various international organizations, national governments, and academic institutions. The work of CEDLAS researchers is published periodically in the Center’s Working Paper Series, and in academic books and journals.