The schooling repayment hypothesis for private transfers: Evidence from the PROGRESA/Oportunidades experiment
AbstractThis paper provides evidence on the schooling repayment motive for the private transfers that adult children give to their parents using data from the Mexican conditional cash transfer program PROGRESA/Oportunidades, which pays a transfer to parents for sending their children to school. We exploit the exogenous variation in the schooling grants received by the parental household, induced by the age of the child in 1997 and the year of treatment. Our results suggest that (i) there exists a repayment motive and (ii) that PROGRESA/Oportunidades is causing adult children to transfer less resources to their parents.
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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Schooling repayment hypothesis; intergenerational transfers; PROGRESA/Oportunidades;
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- D19 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Other
- J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
- J19 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Other
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- NEP-ALL-2012-10-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2012-10-13 (Development)
- NEP-LAM-2012-10-13 (Central & South America)
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