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Effect of a conditional cash transfer program on length-for-age and weight-for-age in Brazilian infants at 24 months using doubly-robust, targeted estimation

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  • Labrecque, Jeremy A.
  • Kaufman, Jay S.
  • Balzer, Laura B.
  • Maclehose, Richard F.
  • Strumpf, Erin C.
  • Matijasevich, Alicia
  • Santos, Iná S.
  • Schmidt, Kelen H.
  • Barros, Aluísio J.D.

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Conditional cash transfer programs are popular internationally and represent a large investment in child health. Evidence of their impact on child nutrition status remains weak and inconsistent, particularly for Bolsa Família, the Brazilian conditional cash transfer program and one of the world's largest. Our objective was to estimate the effect of the Brazilian conditional cash transfer program, Bolsa Família (BF), on child nutritional status as measured by length-for-age z-score (LAZ) and weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) at 24 months.

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  • Labrecque, Jeremy A. & Kaufman, Jay S. & Balzer, Laura B. & Maclehose, Richard F. & Strumpf, Erin C. & Matijasevich, Alicia & Santos, Iná S. & Schmidt, Kelen H. & Barros, Aluísio J.D., 2018. "Effect of a conditional cash transfer program on length-for-age and weight-for-age in Brazilian infants at 24 months using doubly-robust, targeted estimation," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 211(C), pages 9-15.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:211:y:2018:i:c:p:9-15
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.040
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