Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?

We study whether Honduran children exposed to a conditional cash transfer program from 2000-2005 experiencelasting effects on human capital and labor market outcomes in early adulthood. The government randomlyassigned three forms of delivering program benefits across targeted municipal...

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Autores Principales: Ham González, Andrés, Michelson, Hope C.
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Publicado: Universidad de los Andes, Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo 2020
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spelling ir-1992-407212020-10-21T04:43:41Z Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later? Ham González, Andrés Michelson, Hope C. Transferencias monetarias condicionadas - Investigaciones - Honduras Capital humano - Investigaciones - Honduras Mercado laboral - Investigaciones - Honduras We study whether Honduran children exposed to a conditional cash transfer program from 2000-2005 experiencelasting effects on human capital and labor market outcomes in early adulthood. The government randomlyassigned three forms of delivering program benefits across targeted municipalities: demand (vouchers), supply(clinic and school subsidies), and a combination of both. This program provides an opportunity to explore ifand how differential exposure to incentives produces longer term effects. Using municipal-level panel data, theseeffects are estimated using difference-in-differences. We find that the form of delivering cash transfers influencesthe degree to which these programs make progress towards their objective of reducing future poverty. Comparedto municipalities receiving support from the Honduran Poverty Reduction Strategy, our study indicates thatexposure to demand-side incentives individually has no lasting impact. However, joint exposure to both demand-and supply-side incentives does lead to measurable improvements in schooling and labor market participation. Este trabajo investiga si niños que recibieron transferencias monetarias condicionadas durante la primaria en Honduras muestran un mejor desempeño educativo y laboral en su juventud. El Gobierno asignó tres formas de entregar las transferencias: incentivos a la demanda (vouchers), incentivos a la oferta (subsidios a centros de salud y escuelas) y ambas juntas. Este programa permite explorar la efectividad de distintos mecanismos para la entrega de subsidios una década después del comienzo del programa. Utilizando datos longitudinales a nivel municipal, estimamos los efectos del programa por el método de diferencias en diferencias. Encontramos que la forma de entregar las transferencias condicionadas afecta la efectividad de estos programas para lograr su objetivo de reducir la pobreza intergeneracional. En comparación con municipios que recibieron programas de la Estrategia para la Reducción de la Pobreza, nuestro trabajo indica que recibir incentivos adicionales a la demanda no tiene impacto duradero. Sin embargo, recibir ambos incentivos juntos ¿demanda y oferta¿ genera mejorías significativas en los resultados educativos y laborales más de una década después del inicio del programa. 2020-07-01T15:59:16Z 2020-07-01T15:59:16Z 2018-05 document publishedVersion http://hdl.handle.net/1992/40721 https://egob.uniandes.edu.co/images/books/DT/DT-53.pdf eng Documentos de Trabajo EGOB número 53/Mayo 2018 Al consultar y hacer uso de este recurso, está aceptando las condiciones de uso establecidas por los autores. openAccess application/pdf Bogotá, Colombia Universidad de los Andes, Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
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language Inglés (English)
topic Transferencias monetarias condicionadas - Investigaciones - Honduras
Capital humano - Investigaciones - Honduras
Mercado laboral - Investigaciones - Honduras
spellingShingle Transferencias monetarias condicionadas - Investigaciones - Honduras
Capital humano - Investigaciones - Honduras
Mercado laboral - Investigaciones - Honduras
Ham González, Andrés
Michelson, Hope C.
Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
description We study whether Honduran children exposed to a conditional cash transfer program from 2000-2005 experiencelasting effects on human capital and labor market outcomes in early adulthood. The government randomlyassigned three forms of delivering program benefits across targeted municipalities: demand (vouchers), supply(clinic and school subsidies), and a combination of both. This program provides an opportunity to explore ifand how differential exposure to incentives produces longer term effects. Using municipal-level panel data, theseeffects are estimated using difference-in-differences. We find that the form of delivering cash transfers influencesthe degree to which these programs make progress towards their objective of reducing future poverty. Comparedto municipalities receiving support from the Honduran Poverty Reduction Strategy, our study indicates thatexposure to demand-side incentives individually has no lasting impact. However, joint exposure to both demand-and supply-side incentives does lead to measurable improvements in schooling and labor market participation.
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author Ham González, Andrés
Michelson, Hope C.
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Michelson, Hope C.
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title Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
title_short Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
title_full Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
title_fullStr Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
title_full_unstemmed Does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
title_sort does the form of delivering incentives in conditional cash transfers matter over a decade later?
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