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Efeito do Programa Bolsa Família sobre a oferta de trabalho das mães

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  • Tavares, Priscilla Albuquerque

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The impact of the Bolsa Família Program on the labor supply of working mothers - This paper investigates the existence of a possible adverse incentive on the labor supply and weekly working hours of beneficiary mothers of the Bolsa Família Program. Three control groups are analyzed using propensity-score matching to compare non-beneficiary mothers to beneficiary mothers. The results show that there is a wealth effect related to the value of the benefits, given that the larger the benefit, the less active beneficiary mothers are in the labor market. Nonetheless, the net effect is positive, showing that there is a substitution effect due to a reduction in the children´s labor supply, a rise in the mother's available time, as well as decreasing the stigma.

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Article provided by Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in its journal Revista Economia e Sociedade.

Volume (Year): 41 (2010)
Issue (Month): (December)
Pages: 23

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Handle: RePEc:euc:ancoec:v:41:y:2010:p:613-635

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Keywords: Bolsa Família Program; Female labor supply; Adverse incentives; Matching; Heckman's procedure.;

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  1. Firpo, Sergio & Pieri, Renan & Pedroso Jr., Euclides & Souza, Andre Portela, 2013. "Evidence of eligibility manipulation for conditional cash transfer programs," Textos para discussão 352, Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  2. Lia Chitolina & Miguel Nathan Foguel & Naercio Menezes-Filho, 2013. "The Impact of the Expansion of the Bolsa Família Programme on the Time Allocation of Youths and Labour Supply of Adults," Working Papers 120, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  3. Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares, 2012. "Bolsa Família, its Design, its Impacts and Possibilities for the Future," Working Papers 89, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  4. Sergei Soares & Natália Sátyro, 2009. "O Programa Bolsa Família:Desenho Institucional,Impactos E Possibilidades Futuras," Discussion Papers 1424, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  5. Forbes, Kinisha, 2011. "Inequality in crisis and recovery : revealing the divides: the case of Brazil," ILO Working Papers 469849, International Labour Organization.

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