Political Responses of Conditional Income Transfer Recipients: A Mechanism Approach

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This chapter applies a causal mechanism approach to study political responses to conditional income transfer receipt in Latin America. This approach has the advantage of opening up the ‘black box’ common in studies correlating transfer receipt and political outputs and extending the analysis to include outcomes. A review of the existing literature identified three main causal mechanisms linking transfers and political inclusion. Analysis of LAPOP data 2010-2019 helped assess their relevance. The main findings show that mechanisms linking transfer receipt to preferences for redistribution and support for the political system are consistent with these data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCausal Mechanisms in the Global Development of Social Policies
EditorsJohanna Kuhlmann, Frank Nullmeier
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783030910884
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Publication series

NameGlobal Dynamics of Social Policy
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2661-8672
ISSN (Electronic)2661-8680


  • social assistance
  • Latin America
  • conditional income transfers
  • political inclusion

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute


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