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ERIC Number: EJ910208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Do Conditional Cash Transfers for Schooling Generate Lasting Benefits? A Five-Year Followup of PROGRESA/Oportunidades
Behrman, Jere R.; Parker, Susan W.; Todd, Petra E.
Journal of Human Resources, v46 n1 p93-122 Jan 2011
Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs link public transfers to human capital investment in hopes of alleviating current poverty and reducing its intergenerational transmission. However, little is known about their long-term impacts. This paper evaluates longer-run impacts on schooling and work of the best-known CCT program, Mexico's PROGRESA/Oportunidades, using experimental and nonexperimental estimators based on groups with different program exposure. The results show positive impacts on schooling, reductions in work for younger youth (consistent with postponing labor force entry), increases in work for older girls, and shifts from agricultural to nonagricultural employment. The evidence suggests schooling effects are robust with time. (Contains 6 figures, 10 tables, and 28 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico