Joana Simões de Melo Costa 

Joana Costa is a researcher at IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada). She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from PUC-Rio in 2013. 

Previously, she has worked at the International Poverty Centre (UNDP-Ipea) on projects related to gender inequalities and poverty (2004-2009). She is currently at Social Policy and Studies Area/IPEA where she is mostly working with impact evaluation of social policies. She has evaluated educational, labor and health policies. 

Her current research also includes gender inequalities on the labor market and time use. More specifically, she investigates the impact of labor market policies on women and also the conditions that affect women, not in employment nor education. 

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