Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152377
Authors: 
Fernandez, Fernando
Saldarriaga, Victor
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 1-30
Abstract: 
We investigate the short-term labor supply responses to a Conditional Cash Transfers program in Peru. Rather than comparing treated and non-treated households, we examine how benefit recipients change their labor supply after receiving the cash transfer. Our empirical strategy exploits exogenous variation in the distance between the program's payment schedule and interview dates from the Peruvian National Household Survey. Results suggest that cash recipients reduce their labor supply by 6-10 hours in the week following the payment date. This reduction in hours of work is larger for married women and for mothers with children aged 5 or less. In addition, results are robust to different specifications, changes in the sample and a placebo test.
Subjects: 
Conditional cash transfers
Labor supply
Juntos
Peru
JEL: 
138
J22
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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