Benefit Incidence , Public Spending Reforms , and the Timing of Program Capture

@inproceedings{Lanjouw2013BenefitI,
  title={Benefit Incidence , Public Spending Reforms , and the Timing of Program Capture},
  author={Peter F. Lanjouw and Martin Ravallion},
  year={2013}
}
Assessments of the distributional effects of public spending reforms have generally been based on average rates of program participation by income or expenditure group. This practice can be deceptive because the socioeconomic composition of participants can change as a social program expands or contracts. The geographic variation found in 1993-94 household survey data for rural India is used to estimate the marginal odds of participating in schooling and antipoverty programs. The results… CONTINUE READING

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