Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119805
Authors: 
Chitolina, Lia
Foguel, Miguel Nathan
Menezes-Filho, Naercio
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 120
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the impact of the 2007 expansion of the Bolsa Família programme to families with youths aged 16 to 17 years (Benefício Variável Jovem) on the time allocation of youths and on the labour supply of adults. The differences-in-difference estimator was used to compare households among the poorest 20 per cent with youths of 16 years of age with households in the same income bracket with youths of 15 years of age. The results show that granting the benefit had a significant and positive impact on school attendance and on the decision of young people to study and work at the same time. The effects on school attendance were stronger for males and when the child was the youngest in the household. With respect to the labour supply of parents, a positive impact was found on the mothers' probability of employment.
Subjects: 
Bolsa Família Programme
Impact Assessment
Differences-in-Difference
JEL: 
D13
I38
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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