Antipoverty transfers and labour market outcomes: Regression Discontinuity Design findings

Armando Barrientos, Juan Miguel Villa

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Abstract

The paper estimates the impact of Familias en Acción, a human development conditional cash transfer programme, on adult labour market outcomes in urban areas in Colombia. Relying on a regression discontinuity design and a large panel dataset, the paper finds significant, largely positive, but heterogeneous programme effects on labour market outcomes. The findings suggest that antipoverty transfers enable a re-allocation of household productive resources among participant households.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1224-1240
Number of pages16
JournalThe Journal of Development Studies
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2014

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  • Global Development Institute

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