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dc.contributor.authorPonce, Juanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Arjun S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:32:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:32:52Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080828301en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35040-
dc.description.abstractThroughout Latin America, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs play an important role in social policy. These programs aim to influence the accumulation of human capital, as well as reduce poverty. In terms of educational outcomes, a number of impact evaluation studies have shown that such programs have led to an increase in school enrollment, ensured regular school attendance and led to a reduction in child labor. Theoretically, such cash transfer programs may also be expected to exert a positive impact on students' test scores, but related empirical evidence is scarce. Accordingly, this paper evaluates the impact of a cash transfer program, the Bono de Desarrollo Humano of Ecuador, on students' cognitive achievements. The paper uses a regression discontinuity strategy to identify the impact of the program on second grade cognitive achievement. Regardless of the specification and the sample used, we find that there is no impact of the program on test scores, suggesting that attempts at building human capital, as measured by cognitive achievement, require additional and alternative interventions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3658en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCash transfersen_US
dc.subject.keywordtest scoresen_US
dc.subject.keywordregression discontinuityen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwKonditionenen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwEcuadoren_US
dc.titleThe impact of a cash transfer program on cognitive achievement: the Bono de Desarrollo Humano of Ecuadoren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577675214en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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