Susan Parker - Can conditional transfers reduce poverty of the next generation? Evidence from young adults after 15 years of a Mexican program

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Jan Kabátek

j.kabatek@unimelb.edu.au

Title: Can conditional transfers reduce poverty of the next generation? Evidence from young adults after 15 years of a Mexican program
Abstract: Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs over the past two decades have become a central strategy for poverty alleviation in developing countries and now operate in more than 60 countries. Their main innovation consists of conditioning monetary transfers to the poor to their investment in human capital. Yet little evidence exists on their long term impacts and in particular on their intergenerational impacts. Using Census data from 1990 to 2010 matched to administrative records, this paper studies the impacts of the Mexican conditional cash transfer Prospera on the work and income outcomes
Presenter: Susan Parker
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