Conditional Cash Transfers and Broad Political Participation

  title={Conditional Cash Transfers and Broad Political Participation},
  author={Gregory S. Schober},
What is the relationship between conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) and broad political participation? If CCTs contribute to increased political participation, how do CCTs lead to more activity? Using data from a randomized field experiment as well as observational survey data from Mexico, I analyze the effects of CCTs on voter turnout in non-national elections and on non-electoral political participation. The evidence demonstrates that CCTs lead to broad electoral and non-electoral… CONTINUE READING