The Impact of Cash Transfers on School Enrollment : Evidence from Ecuador

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Oosterbeek, Hessel
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Ponce, Juan
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Schady, Norbert
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2012-05-30T17:38:44Z
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2012-05-30T17:38:44Z
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dc.date.issued
2008-06
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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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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/6665
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dc.language
English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper No. 4645
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN
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BIASES
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CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS
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CASH TRANSFERS
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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CHILD EDUCATION
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CHILD HEALTH
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CHILD LABOR
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COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
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COMPULSORY SCHOOLING
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CREDIT CONSTRAINT
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DEVELOPMENT BANK
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EDUCATION SYSTEM
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ELIGIBILITY
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ENROLLMENT
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ENROLLMENT FOR CHILDREN
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ENROLLMENT OF CHILDREN
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ENROLLMENT RATE
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ENROLLMENT RATES
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ENROLLMENTS
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EXPENDITURES
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FERTILITY
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FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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GENDER
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GIRLS
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GRADE LEVELS
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HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
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HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH CARE CENTERS
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HEALTH CENTERS
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HIGH INEQUALITY
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HOUSEHOLDS
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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ILLITERACY
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INCOME
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INTERNATIONAL BANK
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INTERVENTION
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LABOR MARKET
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POOR
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POOR FAMILIES
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POVERTY ALLEVIATION
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POVERTY INDEX
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POVERTY LEVELS
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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POVERTY THRESHOLD
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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PROBABILITY
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RECEIPT
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RURAL
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RURAL AREAS
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SOCIAL PROGRAMS
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TEACHERS
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UNIFORMS
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URBAN AREA
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URBAN AREAS
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dc.title
The Impact of Cash Transfers on School Enrollment : Evidence from Ecuador
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/06/9541341/impact-cash-transfers-school-enrollment-evidence-ecuador
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Education
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Poverty
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Finance and Markets
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-4645
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000158349_20080612133817
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9541341
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WPS4645
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2008/06/12/000158349_20080612133817/Rendered/PDF/wps4645.pdf
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Ecuador
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okr.topic
Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
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Education :: Primary Education
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Health Systems Development and Reform
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Health, Nutrition and Population
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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okr.volume
1 of 1
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