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dc.contributor.authorGoytia, Cynthiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPasquini, Ricardoen_US
dc.contributor.authorSanguinetti, Pabloen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the programme Redes Solidarias, a public-private initiative that connected to natural pipelined gas 4,000 households in the Great Buenos Aires Area during 2005. The main features of the institutional framework are described and the main results of an impact estimation analysis are reported. The mechanism of selection of neighbourhoods for the connection represents a 'natural experiment', which allows the estimation of the causal effects of the programme on several indicators, including housing improvements, health and happiness related variables. We perform this analysis using data from two surveys we collected on the neighbourhoods in 2006 and 2007. The programme was found to generate improvements on dwelling walls, and the installation of hot water in the bathroom. A significant reduction of cases of flu, fever and other respiratory diseases is also found. Finally, the programme is found to improve the satisfaction reported by people with respect to their dwellings.en_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,23en_US
dc.subject.keywordinfrastructure provisionen_US
dc.subject.keywordimpact evaluationen_US
dc.titlePublic-private co-operation for gas provision in poor neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Impact on housing improvements and healthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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