Li, Fan Song, Yingquan Yi, Hongmei Wei, Jianguo Zhang, Linxiu Shi, Yaojiang Chu, James Johnson, Natalie Loyalka, Prashant Rozelle, Scott
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LICOS Discussion Paper Series 368
The goal of this study is to examine whether promising a Conditional Cash Transfer (conditional on matriculation) at the start of junior high increases the rate at which disadvantaged students matriculate into high school. Based on a randomized controlled trial involving 1,418 disadvantaged (economically poor) students in rural China, we find that the promise of a CCT has no effect on increasing high school matriculation for the average disadvantages student. We do find, however, that providing the CCT increases high school matriculation among the subset of disadvantaged students who overestimate the direct costs of attending hich school.
Conditional Cash Transfer Voucher Rural Education Dropout High School Randomized Controlled Trial China