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Ex-ante evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs: the case of bolsa escola
 
Author:Bourguignon, Francois ; Ferreira, Francisco H. G. ; Leite, Phillippe G.; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; WPS 2916
Country:Brazil; Date Stored:2004/01/30
Document Date:2002/10/17Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Poverty Monitoring & Analysis; Scientific Research & Science Parks; Poverty Assessment; Services & Transfers to Poor; Youth and Governance; Street Children; Public Health PromotionLanguage:English
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS2916
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: Cash transfers targeted to poor people, but conditional on some behavior on their part, such as school attendance or regular visits to health care facilities, are being adopted in a growing number of developing countries. Even where ex-post impact evaluations have been conducted, a number of policy-relevant counterfactual questions have remained unanswered. These are questions about the potential impact of changes in program design, such as benefit levels or the choice of the means-test, on both the current welfare and the behavioral response of household members. This paper proposes a method to simulate the effects of those alternative program designs on welfare and behavior, based on microeconometrically estimated models of household behavior. In an application to Brazil's recently introduced federal Bolsa Escola program, the authors find a surprisingly strong effect of the conditionality on school attendance, but a muted impact of the transfers on the reduction of current poverty and inequality levels

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