Conditional Cash Transfers and Their Impact on Child Work and Schooling: Evidence from the PROGRESA Program in Mexico

@article{Skoufias2001ConditionalCT,
  title={Conditional Cash Transfers and Their Impact on Child Work and Schooling: Evidence from the PROGRESA Program in Mexico},
  author={Emmanuel Skoufias and Susan W. Parker},
  journal={Econom{\'i}a},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={45 - 86}
}
In this paper we investigate whether a conditional cash transfer program such as the Programa Nacional de Educacion, Salud y Alimentacion (PROGRESA) can simultaneously combat the problems of low school attendance and child work. PROGRESA is a new program of the Mexican government aimed at alleviating extreme poverty in rural areas. It combats the different causes of poverty by providing cash benefits that are targeted directly to households on the condition of children attending school and… 

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