The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina

The Universal Child Allowance (AUH) is an Argentine cash transfer programme that conditions payment to parents on the fulfilment of health and education conditions for their children. While the impact of the AUH on education is well known, its effects on health have been less explored. This paper as...

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Autores Principales: Walsh, Matthew, Poy, Santiago, Tuñón, Ianina
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Publicado: 2021
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spelling ir-1992-483162021-02-20T16:18:33Z The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina Walsh, Matthew Poy, Santiago Tuñón, Ianina Salud pública - Aspectos económicos - Argentina - Artículos de revista Vacunación - Aspectos económicos - Argentina - Artículos de revista Transferencias monetarias condicionadas - Argentina - Artículos de revista The Universal Child Allowance (AUH) is an Argentine cash transfer programme that conditions payment to parents on the fulfilment of health and education conditions for their children. While the impact of the AUH on education is well known, its effects on health have been less explored. This paper assesses the direct effect of the programme on children attending routine medical exams and receiving scheduled vaccinations, the health conditions of the programme, along with indirect health-related outcomes to explore the wider potential effects on child health. Using microdata from the Argentine Social Debt Survey (EDSA), a quasi-experimental design is implemented to determine the average treatment effect on AUH recipients. The AUH is found to have no effect on the behaviours on which it is conditioned or on dental visits, but it does increase food security. The paper discusses the implications of these findings for the design and implementation of programme conditionalities La Asignación Universal por Hijo (AUH) es una transferencia monetaria argentina que condiciona el pago al cumplimiento de condicionalidades en salud y educación de los niños. Mientras que el impacto de la AUH en la educación es bien conocido, los de salud han sido menos explorados. El objetivo del documento es evaluar el efecto directo del programa sobre la realización de exámenes médicos y la vacunación, junto con resultados indirectos relacionados con la salud para explorar los efectos más amplios de la AUH. Utilizando microdatos de la Encuesta de Deuda Social Argentina (EDSA), se implementó un diseño cuasiexperimental para determinar el efecto del tratamiento promedio de la AUH. La AUH no tiene efecto sobre los comportamientos en los que está condicionada ni sobre las visitas odontológicas, pero aumenta la seguridad alimentaria. El documento discute las implicaciones de estos resultados para el diseño y la implementación de las condicionalidades del programa 2021-02-03T07:48:11Z 2021-02-03T07:48:11Z 2020-06 article publishedVersion Desarrollo y Sociedad. Bogotá. Número 85 (Junio 2020) páginas 157-192 http://hdl.handle.net/1992/48316 10.13043/DYS.85.4 https://doi.org/10.13043/DYS.85.4 https://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/doi/pdf/10.13043/DYS.85.4 eng Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ openAccess application/pdf instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
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language Inglés (English)
topic Salud pública - Aspectos económicos - Argentina - Artículos de revista
Vacunación - Aspectos económicos - Argentina - Artículos de revista
Transferencias monetarias condicionadas - Argentina - Artículos de revista
spellingShingle Salud pública - Aspectos económicos - Argentina - Artículos de revista
Vacunación - Aspectos económicos - Argentina - Artículos de revista
Transferencias monetarias condicionadas - Argentina - Artículos de revista
Walsh, Matthew
Poy, Santiago
Tuñón, Ianina
The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina
description The Universal Child Allowance (AUH) is an Argentine cash transfer programme that conditions payment to parents on the fulfilment of health and education conditions for their children. While the impact of the AUH on education is well known, its effects on health have been less explored. This paper assesses the direct effect of the programme on children attending routine medical exams and receiving scheduled vaccinations, the health conditions of the programme, along with indirect health-related outcomes to explore the wider potential effects on child health. Using microdata from the Argentine Social Debt Survey (EDSA), a quasi-experimental design is implemented to determine the average treatment effect on AUH recipients. The AUH is found to have no effect on the behaviours on which it is conditioned or on dental visits, but it does increase food security. The paper discusses the implications of these findings for the design and implementation of programme conditionalities
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author Walsh, Matthew
Poy, Santiago
Tuñón, Ianina
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Poy, Santiago
Tuñón, Ianina
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title The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina
title_short The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina
title_full The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina
title_fullStr The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina
title_full_unstemmed The impact of health conditionalities in conditional cash transfer programmes : the case of the AUH in Argentina
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