Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108478
Authors: 
Kertesi, Gábor
Kézdi, Gábor
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market BWP - 2012/6
Abstract (Translated): 
This paper aims at estimating the effect of the kindergarten allowance program (a conditional cash transfer program organized by the government) introduced in Hungary in January 2009. We use institutional kindergarten data and municipality-level demographic data spanning ten years (2001 through 2010), as well as administrative data from the program in 2009 and 2010. We estimate the effect of the program on the kindergarten attendance of children of age 3 and 4 in years 2009 and 2010. Our results indicate that the program had some modest positive effects. We point out several problems of program implementation that may be responsible for the modest effects. In particular, the estimated effects are largest in areas where kindergarten capacities are abundant relative to potential demand, and smaller where capacity constraints may be binding.
Subjects: 
kindergarten
conditional cash transfer
program evaluation
Hungary
JEL: 
I20
I38
ISBN: 
978-615-5243-26-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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