Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66674
Authors: 
Galasso, Emanuela
Year of Publication: 
2011
Citation: 
[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 38 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 101-127
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the effect of an anti-poverty program, Chile Solidario, during its first two years of operation. We find that the program tends to increases significantly their take-up of cash assistance programs and of social programs for housing and employment, and to improve education and health outcomes for participating households. There is no evidence that the participation to employment program translates into improved employment or income outcomes in the short term. Finally, we provide suggestive evidence of the key role that the psycho-social support had in enabling this change, by increasing awareness of social services in the community as well as households' orientation towards the future.
Subjects: 
program evaluation
matching estimators
extreme poverty
Chile
JEL: 
C14
C51
I31
I38
O15
Document Type: 
Article

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