Cash Transfers, Conditions, School Enrollment, and Child Work : Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ecuador

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Schady, Norbert
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Araujo, Maria Caridad
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dc.date.accessioned
2012-06-19T18:30:58Z
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2012-06-19T18:30:58Z
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dc.date.issued
2006-06
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The impact of cash transfer programs on the accumulation of human capital is a topic of great policy importance. An attendant question is whether program effects are larger when transfers are "conditioned" on certain behaviors, such as a requirement that households enroll their children in school. This paper uses a randomized study design to analyze the impact of the Bono de Desarrollo Humano (BDH), a cash transfer program, on enrollment and child work among poor children in Ecuador. There are two main results. First, the BDH program had a large, positive impact on school enrollment, about 10 percentage points, and a large, negative impact on child work, about 17 percentage points. Second, the fact that some households believed that there was a school enrollment requirement attached to the transfers, even though such a requirement was never enforced or monitored in Ecuador, helps explain the magnitude of program effects.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/8452
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dc.language
English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 3930
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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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CAPITA CONSUMPTION
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CAPITA EXPENDITURE
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CHILD LABOR
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
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ENROLLMENT
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ENROLLMENT FOR CHILDREN
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ENROLLMENT RATE
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ENROLLMENT RATES
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GENDER DISPARITY
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GIRLS
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HIGHER ENROLLMENT
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSEHOLDS
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HOUSING
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LATIN AMERICAN
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NET ENROLLMENT
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POINTS
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POOR HOUSEHOLDS
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POPULATION CENSUS
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POVERTY LINE
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PRIMARY ENROLLMENT
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PRIMARY ENROLLMENT RATE
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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RURAL AREAS
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SCHOOLING
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SIMULATIONS
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STANDARD DEVIATION
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STANDARD ERROR
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STANDARD ERRORS
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dc.title
Cash Transfers, Conditions, School Enrollment, and Child Work : Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ecuador
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/06/6822650/cash-transfers-conditions-school-enrollment-child-work-evidence-randomized-experiment-ecuador
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Education
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Poverty
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-3930
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000016406_20060530155839
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6822650
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okr.identifier.report
WPS3930
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2006/05/30/000016406_20060530155839/Rendered/PDF/wps3930.pdf
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Ecuador
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Real Estate Development
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Education :: Primary Education
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Private Sector Development :: Land and Real Estate Development
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Urban Development :: Municipal Housing and Land
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Poverty Reduction :: Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping
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okr.unit
Development Research Group (DECRG)
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okr.volume
1 of 1
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