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Impacts on school entry of exposure since birth to a conditional cash transfer programme in El Salvador

Abstract : Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes are important anti-poverty programmes. There is relatively little evidence, however, of ongoing effectiveness several years after they have begun. Such evidence is particularly relevant for policymakers because programme effects may become larger or smaller over time. We analyse whether children exposed since birth to a CCT in El Salvador have better schooling outcomes at initial school ages. The results demonstrate that exposure significantly increased school enrolment and attainment for five-year-olds in preschool. The pattern of impacts suggests continued programme exposure might be improving primary school readiness or shifting norms around child investment.
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Ana Sanchez Chico, Karen Macours, John Maluccio, Marco Stampini. Impacts on school entry of exposure since birth to a conditional cash transfer programme in El Salvador. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2020, 12 (3), pp.187-218. ⟨10.1080/19439342.2020.1773900⟩. ⟨halshs-02987039⟩

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