Should cash transfer be conditional? Condition, preventive care, and health outcomes

Attanasio, O., Oppedisano, V. and Vera-Hernández, M. 2015. Should cash transfer be conditional? Condition, preventive care, and health outcomes. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 7 (2), pp. 35-52.

TitleShould cash transfer be conditional? Condition, preventive care, and health outcomes
AuthorsAttanasio, O., Oppedisano, V. and Vera-Hernández, M.
Abstract

We study a Conditional Cash Transfer program in which the cash transfers to the mother only depends on the fulfillment of the national preventive visit schedule by her children born before she registered in the program. We estimate that preventive visits of children born after the mother registered in the program are 50% lower because they are excluded from the conditionality requirement. Using the same variation, we also show that attendance to preventive care improves children's health.

JournalAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Journal citation7 (2), pp. 35-52
ISSN1945-7782
Year2015
PublisherAmerican Economic Association
Accepted author manuscriptconditionality_29_March_2013.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1257/app.20130126
Publication dates
PublishedApr 2015

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