Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127664
Authors: 
Galiani, Sebastian
McEwan, Patrick J.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 149
Abstract: 
The Honduran PRAF experiment randomly assigned conditional cash transfers to 40 of 70 poor municipalities, within five strata defined by a poverty proxy. Using census data, we show that eligible children were 8 percentage points more likely to enroll in school and 3 percentage points less likely to work. The effects were much larger in the two poorest strata, and statistically insignificant in the other three (the latter finding is robust to the use of a separate regression-discontinuity design). Heterogeneity confirms the importance of judicious targeting to maximize the impact and cost-effectiveness of CCTs. There is no consistent evidence of effects on ineligible children or on adult labor supply.
Subjects: 
Honduras
conditional cash transfers
education
child labor
randomized experiment
JEL: 
H00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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