UNIVERSAL CHILD ALLOWANCE AND SCHOOL DELAY OF CHILDREN IN ARGENTINA

ANA INES NAVARRO, Vanesa Valeria D'Elía

Abstract


This paper empirically explores the effect of the Universal Child Allowance -a Conditional Cash Transfer Program recently launched in Argentina- in backwardness in school. Specifically, we evaluate whether children enrolled in the program improved their education gap, differentiating between children and adolescents. With propensity score as a prelude to the estimation of regression, we found preliminary evidence that affects the allocation of primary and secondary students differently. The results are robust to different uses of the different samples and comparison samples observation.


Keywords


Universal Child Allowance; poverty-alleviation program, schooling gap, Argentina.




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