Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127672
Authors: 
Dasso, Rosamaría
Fernandez, Fernando
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 150
Abstract: 
We examine the effects of a rural electrification program on employment in Peru. Exploiting the roll-out of the program across districts over time, we adopt differences-in-differences and fixedeffects strategies to estimate the impact of the program on labor market outcomes. The results from our preferred specification suggest that, among males, providing electrification increases hours of work and diminishes the likelihood of having a second occupation. Among females, the treatment rises earnings and these gains seem to be driven by a shift towards non-agricultural jobs. Then, we construct a measure of treatment intensity and show that each additional electrification project increases the magnitude of the estimated impacts (in absolute terms).
Subjects: 
Electrification
employment
Peru
JEL: 
J22
O13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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