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¿Por qué es posible que los más pobres no participen en los programas escolares de transferencia condicional?


  • González König, Gabriel

    (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)

  • Wodon, Quentin

    (Banco Mundial)

  • Siaens, Corinne

    (Banco Mundial)


A model is provided for the optimal allocation by parents of a child’s time between schooling and labor given access to publicly funded schooling programs. If the budget of the Government is constrained, and if policy makers cannot differentiate program benefits among the poor, they will fund programs that will help the poor, but whose value may not be high enough for take-up by the poorest if conditionalities are imposed for receiving the program’s benefits.// Presentamos un modelo en el que los padres deciden el uso óptimo del tiempo de los niños entre ir a la escuela o trabajar, dado que existen programas financiados por el gobierno para aumentar la escolaridad. Aun si el presupuesto del gobierno es restringido y no se puede distinguir el nivel de pobreza de cada familia, se puede beneficiar a los pobres. Sin embargo, si el programa no es lo suficientemente generoso y se impone condiciones para recibir el beneficio, los más pobres podrían decidir no participar en él.

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  • González König, Gabriel & Wodon, Quentin & Siaens, Corinne, 2007. "¿Por qué es posible que los más pobres no participen en los programas escolares de transferencia condicional?," El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(296), pages 825-843, octubre-d.
  • Handle: RePEc:elt:journl:v:74:y:2007:i:296:p:825-843

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    1. Oscar Rodríguez, 2009. "Poverty Reduction Approaches in Mexico Since 1950: Public Spending for Social Programs and Economic Competitiveness Programs," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 88(2), pages 269-281, September.

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    school stipends; child labor; program take-up; extreme poverty; estipendios escolares; trabajo infantil; aprovechamiento del programa; pobreza extrema;

    JEL classification:

    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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