Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115517
Authors: 
Benedetti, Fiorella
Ibarrarán, Pablo
McEwan, Patrick
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-577
Abstract: 
The paper analyzes a new Honduran conditional cash transfer experiment (Bono 10,000) in which 150 poor villages (of 300) were treated. The transfers were much larger in size than an earlier experiment (Galiani & McEwan, 2013), but yielded smaller full-sample effects on school enrollment, child labor participation, and measures of health service use. One explanation is that Bono 10,000 did not apply conditions to children: only one child in eligible households was subject to the education condition, and young children and mothers were only subject to health conditions in the absence of older children. Consistent with this, we find a large effect on enrollment (and a nearly off-setting one on child labor) among only children, and smaller and insignificant effects on children in larger households. We only find significant effects on health service use among children and mothers in the absence of older children (despite a much smaller household transfer). The heterogeneity does not appear to be driven by correlated variables such as household size, child age, or poverty.
Subjects: 
Transfer payments
Honduras
education
public health
poor children
conditional cash transfers (CCTs)
impact evaluation
JEL: 
C93
I15
I25
I38
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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