Why do the poor leave the safety net in Mexico? A study of the effects of conditionality on dropouts

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Why do the poor leave the safety net in Mexico? A study of the effects of conditionality on dropouts

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dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Carola
dc.contributor.author Devoto, Florencia
dc.contributor.author Winters, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-19T13:50:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-19T13:50:27Z
dc.date.created 2006-05
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/4978
dc.description Working Paper No. 2006-10. 24 pages. en
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the characteristics of beneficiaries that drop out of the Mexican conditional cash transfer program Oportunidades to determine if dropping out of the program is a result of selftargeting by the non-poor, the exclusion of the target poor population or a combination of both. The analysis, which uses a duration model, indicates that it is the wealthier beneficiaries that have greater odds of dropping out suggesting that conditionality acts as a screening device. Results also indicate that administrative factors and the particular provider of health services to beneficiaries have an important influence on dropouts. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Economics, American University en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.subject.other Cash transfer programs en
dc.subject.other Conditionality en
dc.subject.other Oportunidades en
dc.subject.other Latin America en
dc.subject.other Mexico en
dc.subject.other Hazard models en
dc.title Why do the poor leave the safety net in Mexico? A study of the effects of conditionality on dropouts en
dc.type Working Paper en


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