Government Transfers and Political Support

  title={Government Transfers and Political Support},
  author={Marco Manacorda},
  • Marco Manacorda
  • Published 2009
We estimate the impact of a large anti-poverty program – the Uruguayan PANES – on political support for the government that implemented it. The program mainly consisted of a monthly cash transfer for a period of roughly two and half years. Using the discontinuity in program assignment based on a pre-treatment score, we find that beneficiary households are 21 to 28 percentage points more likely to favor the current government (relative to the previous government). Impacts on political support… CONTINUE READING
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