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This article discusses the experience of six conditional cash transfer programmes in Latin America, a model of social safety-nets which has grown to dominate the social protection sector in the region during the past decade. While they have been generally successful in terms of achieving their core objective, it is still not clear whether these programmes(More)
FCND Discussion Papers contain preliminary material and research results, and are circulated prior to a full peer review in order to stimulate discussion and critical comment. It is expected that most Discussion Papers will eventually be published in some other form, and that their content may also be revised. ABSTRACT Cash transfer programs induce(More)
We are especially thankful for the contribution of the following individuals in the preparation of this report. Sergio de la Vega of PROGRESA who helped us immensely with the evaluation of the selection of localities and the preparation of Appendix B; and Humberto Soto of PROGRESA who prepared a number of the tables presented in the various Appendices of(More)
A special thanks is extended to Jordan Schneider at Frontier Group for her editorial assistance. The authors bear any responsibility for factual errors. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of those who provided review. Frontier Group conducts research and policy analysis to support a cleaner,(More)
FCND Discussion Papers contain preliminary material and research results, and are circulated prior to a full peer review in order to stimulate discussion and critical comment. It is expected that most Discussion Papers will eventually be published in some other form, and that their content may also be revised. ABSTRACT This report reevaluates PROGRESA's(More)
1 The conditional cash transfer (CCT) revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean, beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing to this day, heralded a new prominence and acceptance of applying rigorous impact evaluations to social programmes. Beginning with the landmark impact evaluation of the Mexican PROGRESA programme in 1998, almost all programmes in(More)
FCND Discussion Papers contain preliminary material and research results, and are circulated prior to a full peer review in order to stimulate discussion and critical comment. It is expected that most Discussion Papers will eventually be published i n some other form, and that their content may also be revised. ABSTRACT We evaluate the size of the welfare(More)
In this paper we study the interrelationship between determinants of migration, conceived as a family strategy, and the potential impact of having a migrant household member on the people left behind. Labour migration is often related to poverty but, given its lumpy-investment nature, lack of resources may constitute both a motivation and a hurdle to(More)
In recent years, there has been increasing emphasis in the rural development literature on the multiple income-generating activities undertaken by rural households and the importance of assets in determining the capacity to undertake these activities. Controlling for endogeneity choice and applying Lee's generalization of Amemiya's two-step estimator to a(More)