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The impact of cash transfers on school enrollment : evidence from Ecuador, Volume 1
Author:Oosterbeek, Hessel; Ponce, Juan; Schady, Norbert; Country:Ecuador;
Date Stored:2008/06/12Document Date:2008/06/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Poverty Reduction Strategies; Primary Education; Access to Finance; Rural Poverty Reduction; Health Systems Development & Reform
Language:EnglishRegion:Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:WPS4645Collection Title:Impact Evaluation series ; no. IE 22 Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4645
Volume No:1  

Summary: This paper presents evidence about the impact on school enrollment of a program in Ecuador that gives cash transfers to the 40 percent poorest families. The evaluation design consists of a randomized experiment for families around the first quintile of the poverty index and of a regression discontinuity design for families around the second quintile of this index, which is the program's eligibility threshold. This allows us to compare results from two different credible identification methods, and to investigate whether the impact varies with families' poverty level. Around the first quintile of the poverty index the impact is positive while it is equal to zero around the second quintile. This suggests that for the poorest families the program lifts a credit constraint while this is not the case for families close to the eligibility threshold.

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