Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173814
Authors: 
Heracleous, Maria
Gonzáles Flores, Mario
Winters, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-721
Abstract: 
Using administrative data from the urban Mexican Oportunidades program, this paper analyzes why poor households choose less education for their children, even when offered financial compensation for school attendance. Each school year, half of recipients forgo income for which they are eligible by failing to send children to school. Using a random effects probit and fractional response model, the analysis provides strong evidence that the poorest households, those with more dependents and high school students, recipients with limited education, and those living in large urban areas are less likely to have their children attend school and thus receive partial payments.
Subjects: 
cash transfers
conditionality
school attendance
Oportunidades
Mexico
JEL: 
I21
I32
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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