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Children's health opportunities and project evaluation : Mexico's Oportunidades program
 
Author:Van de gaer, Dirk; Vandenbossche, Joost; Figueroa, Jose Luis; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6345
Country:Mexico; Date Stored:2013/01/30
Document Date:2013/01/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Primary Education; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Disease Control & Prevention; Gender and Law; Street ChildrenLanguage:English
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS6345
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper proposes a methodology to evaluate social projects from the perspective of children's opportunities on the basis of the effects of these projects on the distribution of outcomes. The evaluation is conditioned on characteristics for which individuals are not responsible; in this case, parental education level and indigenous background. The methodology is applied to evaluate the effects on children's health opportunities of Mexico's Oportunidades program, one of the largest conditional cash transfer programs for poor households in the world. The evidence from this program shows that gains in health opportunities for children from indigenous backgrounds are substantial and are situated in crucial parts of the distribution, whereas gains for children from nonindigenous backgrounds are more limited.

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