How Much Do Non-Cash Components and Externalities Affect the Impact of Cash Transfers?
AbstractMuch of the debate about conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes revolves around the issues of targeting and conditionalities. Despite the many impact evaluations of CCT programmes, mostly in Latin America, there is little evidence on either the effect of the cash alone or the value added by the conditionality. The cash component has an income effect that allows families to consume more goods and services, including healthcare and schooling. Depending on the families? preferences, this rise in income may also lead to a change in the consumption share of goods and services. Because of non-cash components, however, there might be a substitution effect that changes the way in which households spend their income, aside from the expected changes due to the increased income. Thus the question is how these other components change household behaviour in terms of the consumption pattern. (?)
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 111.
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , June 2010, pages 1-1
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Other versions of this item:
- Rafael Perez Ribas & Fabio Veras Soares & Clarissa Gondim Teixeira & Elydia Silva & Guilherme Issamu Hirata, 2012. "How Much Do Non-Cash Components and Externalities Affect the Impact of Cash Transfers?," One Pager Turkish 111, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
- Rafael Perez Ribas & Elydia Silva & Fabio Veras Soares & Guilherme Issamu Hirata, 2011. "How Much Do Non-Cash Components and Externalities Affect the Impact of Cash Transfers?," One Pager Chinese 111, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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