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Cash transfer programs and child health in Brazil

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  • Reis, Mauricio

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This note presents evidence from Brazil that children who benefit from cash transfer programs have better health indicators than those who live in a nonbenefited household and than nonbenefited children who live in a household that receives cash transfers.

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  • Reis, Mauricio, 2010. "Cash transfer programs and child health in Brazil," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(1), pages 22-25, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:1:p:22-25
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    1. Agénor, Pierre-Richard & Canuto, Otaviano, 2015. "Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil: A long-run analysis," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 155-172.
    2. von Jacobi, Nadia, 2014. "Can the context mediate macro-policy outcomes? Contextual differences in the returns to Bolsa Familia in Brazil," WIDER Working Paper Series 049, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    3. Cruz, Marcio & Ziegelhofer, Zacharias, 2014. "Beyond the income effect : impacts of conditional cash transfer programs on private investments in human capital," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6867, The World Bank.

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