Mariana Marchionni

RESEARCHER

Mariana Marchionni is Senior Researcher of the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina, a research institution devoted to the study of development and social issues in Latin America.  Marchionni holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UNLP and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of British Columbia. She is a full professor and the Director of the Master Program in Economics at UNLP, and is part of the leading team of GenLAC, the CEDLAS’s initiative for gender equity. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Econometrics at UNLP. She is also a researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Argentina. Marchionni’s main research interests are in the areas of Gender Economics, Economics of Education, Labor Economics, and Social Policies, and she has published numerous articles in academic journals, books and book chapters on these topics.

  • Gender Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Development
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of British Columbia, Canada. 2013
  • Doctor in Economics – Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. 2005
  • MA in Economics – Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. 1999
  • BA in Economics – Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. 1995
  • Full Professor. Department of Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina. Since 2005.
  • Senior Researcher. Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS), UNLP. Since 2005.
  • Director of the Master in Economics. Department of Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina. Since 2011.

Journal Articles

Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender People in Latin America: A Correspondence Study in the Rental Housing Market (with N. Abbate, I. Berniell, J. Coleff, L. Laguinge, M. Machelett, J.  Pedrazzi, F. Pinto). Labour Economics, 2024.

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– An article in the newspaper La Nación and a Twitter thread about this paper.

Motherhood and Flexible Jobs: Evidence From Latin American Countries (with I. Berniell, L. Berniell, D. de la Mata, M. Edo). World Development, 2023.

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– Blog about this article in Blog del CEDLAS (Spanish) and UNU-WIDER Blog

The Role of Children and Work-from-Home in Gender Labor Market Asymmetries: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America (with I. Berniell, L. Gasparini, and M. Viollaz).  Review of Economics of the Household, 2023.

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Lucky Women in Unlucky Cohorts. Gender Differences in the Effects of Initial Labor Market Conditions in Latin America  (with I. Berniell, L. Gasparini, and M. Viollaz). Journal of Development Economics, 2023.

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– A blog post about this article in Under the Spotlight (International Economic Association-Women in Economics)

Impacto de la implementación de un servicio de atención de emergencias sobre las muertes por accidentes de tránsito: el caso del SAME en la provincia de Buenos Aires (Spanish, with I. Benzaquén, N. Epele). Estudios económicos, 2023.

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Motherhood, Pregnancy or Marriage Effects? (with I. Berniell, I., L. Berniell, D. de la Mata, M. Edo, Y. Fawaz, M. P. Machado). Economics Letters, 2022.

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Gender gaps in labor informality: The motherhood effect (with I. Berniell, I., L. Berniell, D. de la Mata, M. Edo). Journal of Development Economics, 2021.

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– A blog post about this article in Blog del CEDLAS (Spanish) and Foco Económico (Spanish)

Economic cycle and deceleration of female labor force participation in Latin America (with J. Serrano, L. Gasparini, Gluzmann). Journal for Labour Market Research, 2019.

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The impact of a conditional cash transfer programme on education outcomes beyond school attendance in Argentina (with María Edo). Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2019.

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The effect of schooling on skills and knowledge in Latin America. Evidence from PISA (with Emmanuel Vazquez). Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018.

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Deceleration in Female Labor Force Participation in Latin America (with Leonardo Gasparini). Economía-LACEA Journal, 2017.

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Cash transfers and female labor force participation: the case of AUH in Argentina (with S. Garganta, L. Gasparini). IZA Journal of Labor Policy , 2017.

Compulsory education laws or incentives from Conditional Cash Transfer programs? Explaining the rise in secondary school attendance rate in Argentina (with M. Edo, S. Garganta). Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017.

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The Effects of Cash Transfers on Fertility: Evidence from Argentina (with S. Garganta, L. Gasparini, M. Tappata). Population Research and Policy Review , 2017.

Distributive implications of fertility changes in Latin America (with N. Badaracco, L. Gasparini). International Journal of Population Research., 2016.

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Multidimensional Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. New Evidence from the Gallup World Poll (with L. Gasparini, W. Sosa Escudero, S. Olivieri). The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2013.

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Sources of Income Persistence: Evidence from Rural El Salvador (with W. Sosa Escudero, O. Arias). Journal of Income Distribution, 2011.

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Tracing out the Effects of Demographic Changes on the Income Distribution. Greater Buenos Aires 1980-1998 (with L. Gasparini). Journal of Economic Inequality, 2007.

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Books and chapters

Books

Brechas de género en América Latina, un estado de situación (Spanish, with L. Gasparini, M. Edo). Caracas: CAF, 2019.

La participación laboral femenina ¿Qué explica las brechas entre países? (Spanish, with P. Gluzmann, J. Serrano, M. Bustelo). BID & CEDLAS-UNLP, Washington DC, 2019.

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Bridging Gender Gaps? The Rise and Deceleration of Female Labor Force Participation in Latin America (editor, with L. Gasparini). CEDLAS & IDRC, 2015

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Progresos en Econometría (editor, Spanish). Colección Progresos en Economía, TEMAS, Buenos Aires, 2005.

Estructura demográfica e Ingresos. Un análisis empírico para Argentina. Colección Sociales: Economía, Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2005.

Distribución del Ingreso en la Argentina. Perspectivas y Efectos sobre el Bienestar (with L. Gasparini, W. Sosa Escudero). Premio Fulvio Salvador Pagani 2001, Editorial Triufar, 2001.

 

Chapters in books

Aportes Recientes a la Economía de la Educación en América Latina (with L. Gasparini, M. Ciaschi, S. Garganta, M. F. Pinto, E. Vázquez). In La construcción del campo de la Economía de la Educación en Argentina, G.C. Riquelme (editor). EdiUNS-EUDEBA, 2023.

Motherhood and Female Labor Market Outcomes in Latin America (with I. Berniell, L. Berniell, D. de la Mata, M. Edo, M. F. Pinto. In Mothers in the Labor Market, J. A. Molina (editor). Springer, Cham, 2022.

Condicionalidades educativas en la AUH: Diagnóstico y alternativas (with M. Edo). In Análisis de propuestas de mejoras para ampliar la Asignación Universal por Hijo 2017, S. Waisgrais (editor). UNICEF, 2017.

Funding Basic Education Throughout the Demographic Transition in Argentina (with J. Alejo). In As time goes by in Argentina. Opportunities and Challenges of the Demographic Transition, M. Gragnolati,  R. Rofman, I. Apella and S. Troiano (editors). World Bank Group, Washington DC, 2017.

A topology of services expenditure by poor and rich households in developing countries (with M. Olarreaga., G. Porto, P. Gluzmann, M. Picentini). In Services, Trade, and Development, M. Mashayekhi, M. Olarreaga and G. Porto (editors). United Nations: New York and Geneva, 2011.

Distributional incidence of access to services in Latin America (with M. Olarreaga., G. Porto, P. Gluzmann, M. Picentini). In Services, Trade, and Development, M. Mashayekhi, M. Olarreaga and G. Porto (editors). United Nations: New York and Geneva, 2011.

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Objective and Subjective Deprivation (with L. Gasparini, W. Sosa Escudero, S. Olivieri). In Paradox and Perception. Measuring Quality of Life in Latin America, C. Graham and E. Lora (editors).  Brookings Institution Press: Washington DC, 2009.

La incidencia distributiva del acceso, gasto y consumo de los Servicios Públicos (with W. Sosa Escudero, J. Alejo). In La Tarifa Social en los Sectores de Infraestructura en la Argentina, F. Navajas (editor). TEMAS, 2008.

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Efectos distributivos de esquemas alternativos de tarifas sociales: una exploración cuantitativa (with W. Sosa Escudero, J. Alejo). In La Tarifa Social en los Sectores de Infraestructura en la Argentina, F. Navajas (editor). TEMAS, 2008.

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¿Qué y a quién? Beneficios y beneficiarios de los programas de transferencias condicionadas de ingresos (with A. Conconi). In Los programas sociales en Argentina hacia el Bicentenario. Visiones y perspectivas, G. Cruces, J. M. Moreno, D. Ringold, and R. Rofman (editors). World Bank, 2008.

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Los temas económicos en las reuniones de la AAEP (with W. Cont, A. Porto). In Medio Siglo de Economía, A. Navarro (editor). TEMAS, Buenos Aires, 2007

Characterization of inequality changes through microeconometric decompositions. The case of Greater Buenos Aires (with L. Gasparini, W. Sosa Escudero). In The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America, F. Bourguignon, F. Ferreira and N. Lustig (editors). Oxford University Press, New York, 2004.

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Working papers

The last hurdle? Unyielding motherhood effects in the context of declining gender inequality in Latin America (with J. Pedrazzi).

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– An article in VoxEU about this paper.

The impact of COVID-19 on education in Latin America: long-run implications on poverty and inequality (with J. Bracco, M. Ciaschi, L. Gasparini, G. Neidhofer).  R&R Review of Income and Wealth.

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Intergenerational mobility in Latin America: the multiple facets of social status and the role of mothers (with M. Ciaschi, G. Neidhofer).

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Motherhood and the Allocation of Talent (with I. Berniell, L. Berniell, D. de la Mata, M. Edo, Y. Fawaz, and M. P. Machado). R&R Applied Economics.

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Bridging gender gaps? The rise and deceleration of female labor force participation in Latin America (with L. Gasparini)

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Female Labor Force Participation in Latin America: Evidence of Deceleration (with L. Gasparini, N. Badaracco, J. Serrano).

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Determinantes de la Desigualdad en el Desempeño Educativo en la Argentina (with M. F. Pinto,  E. Vazquez).

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La situación educativa y laboral de los jóvenes. Evidencia para América Latina (with A. Conconi, L. Tornarolli).

Enfermedades Crónicas No Transmisibles y sus Factores de Riesgo en Argentina: Prevalencia y Prevención (with J. Caporale, A. Conconi, N. Porto).

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Los jóvenes y los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio en América Latina y el Caribe (with J. Alejo, A. Conconi, P. Glüzmann, L. Tornarolli).

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Distributional incidence of Social, Infraestructure, and Telecommunication Services in Latin America (with P. Glüzmann).

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Empleo, educación y entorno social de los jóvenes: una nueva fuente de información (with G. Bet,  A. M. Pacheco).

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Un estimador simple en dos etapas para un modelo de elección binaria con regresor entero endógeno (with W. Sosa Escudero)

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Labor Participation and Earnings for Young Women in Argentina.

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Simulating income distribution changes in Bolivia: a Microeconometric approach (with L. Gasparini, M. Cicowiez, F. Gutiérrez).

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El impacto distributivo de los cambios en las decisiones de fertilidad. Gran Buenos Aires 1980-2000 (with L. Gasparini).

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Household Structure, Gender and the Economic Determinants of School Attendance in Argentina (with W. Sosa Escudero).

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Blogs and Press (mostly in Spanish)

Nota sobre el Premio Nobel en Economía 2023 a Claudia Goldin (with I. Berniell & M. Edo) – Ciencia Hoy, November 2023. Reproduced in Blog del CEDLAS (Spanish).

The role of children on shaping gender gaps in Latin American labor markets (with I. Berniell & M. Edo) – VoxEU, November 18th, 2023.

Las causas que explican las brechas de género en el empleo y su evolución en el tiempo (with I. Berniell & M. Edo) – La Nación, October 15th, 2023.

Lucky Women in Unlucky Cohorts: Gender Differences in the Effects of Initial Labor Market Conditions in Latin America  (with I. Berniell, L. Gasparini, M. Viollaz) – Under the Spotlight (International Economic Association-Women in Economics).

Mujeres en busca de flexibilidad: maternidad e informalidad laboral (with I. Berniell, L. Berniell, D. de la Mata, M. Edo) – Blog del CEDLAS (Spanish) and Foco Económico (Spanish)

6 acciones para promover más y mejores trabajos para las mujeres (with M. Bustelo) – ¿Y si hablamos de igualdad? (Spanish)

Participación laboral femenina en América Latina: más y mejor es posible (with M. Bustelo) – Blog del CEDLAS (Spanish) and El País (Spanish).

Los desafíos de la igualdad de géneroRevista ECONO (Spanish).

Mayor crecimiento económico, menor participación laboral femenina (with J. Serrano)- ¿Y si hablamos de igualdad? (Spanish).

El impacto de la AUH en la educación: más allá de la asistencia escolar (with M. Edo)  Foco Económico (Spanish) and Blog del CEDLAS (Spanish).

The recent deceleration of female labor force participation in Latin America (with L. Gasparini) – Economics that really matters.

La AUH mejora la asistencia a la secundaria (with M. Edo and S. Garganta) – Foco Economómico (Spanish)

¿Brechas de género que se cierran? No en la participación laboral femenina (with L. Gasparini) – ¿Y si hablamos de igualdad? (Spanish) ¿Y si hablamos de igualdad? (Spanish) and Let’s talk about equality.

La desaceleración de la participación laboral femenina en América Latina (with L. Gasparini) – Foco Económico (Spanish).

Bridging gender gaps? The rise and deceleration of female labor force participation in Latin America (with L. Gasparini) – Vox LACEA.

El ingreso de mujeres al mercado laboral se estanca durante el “boom” en Latinoamérica – El país (Spanish).

Las argentinas, en retirada del mercado laboralClarín (Spanish).

El avance femenino en el mundo laboral, una conquista que parece entrar en crisisEl Día (Spanish).

Refuerza los roles de género tradicionales en el hogarEl Día (Spanish).

Un trabajo que derivó en libroEl Día (Spanish).

El índice de mujeres que trabajan, estancado desde 2002La Nación (Spanish).

  • Premio Academia Nacional de Ciencias Económicas Dr. Julio H. G. Olivera. 2017
  • Premio a la labor científica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. 2016
  • Beca de Investigación del Programa de Estudios Institucionales de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Económicas, Argentina. 2004
  • Premio Fulvio Salvador Pagani de la Fundación Arcor. 2001
  • Beca del Fondo de Investigaciones del Programa Mecovi-Argentina. 2001

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