Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119525
Authors: 
Quimbo, S.
Capuno, J.
Kraft, Aleli D.
Molato, R.
Tan, Carlos Antonio R.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Economics, University of the Philippines 2015-02
Abstract: 
Evaluation studies on conditional cash transfers (CCT) in the Philippines found small if not insignificantly different from zero effects on household consumption. We use propensity score matching to examine how recipients made use of the money they received, taking into account possible changes in recipient behavior. We find evidence of crowding in - CCT households receive higher transfers from other domestic sources as a positive spillover from becoming CCT beneficiaries Poor CCT households tend to lower their dissavings while non-poor beneficiaries become less indebted. We also find evidence of lower income, lower wages, and lower work-related expenses.
Subjects: 
Conditional cash transfers
household income and consumption
Philippines
JEL: 
D12
I38
H53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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