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Heterogeneous impact of the social programme Oportunidades on use of contraceptive methods by young adult women living in rural areas

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  • Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa
  • Gustavo Angeles
  • Thomas Mroz
  • Jose Urquieta-Salomon
  • Bernardo Hernandez-Prado
  • Aurelio Cruz-Valdez
  • Martha Tellez-Rojo

Abstract

Rarely have researchers explored the distribution of a programme's effects in a population, tending to focus on unidimensional measures of impact instead. This can mask heterogeneity of effects, making it difficult to identify subsets of the population for whom impacts might differ from a population average. The authors exploit the design of Mexico's Oportunidades programme to construct measures of the heterogeneous impacts of the programme on contraception and compare these with conventional effect estimates. They find that the latter, while probably reliable for particular types of effects, fail to uncover the substantial programme impacts on the poorest women in rural Mexico.

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  • Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa & Gustavo Angeles & Thomas Mroz & Jose Urquieta-Salomon & Bernardo Hernandez-Prado & Aurelio Cruz-Valdez & Martha Tellez-Rojo, 2010. "Heterogeneous impact of the social programme Oportunidades on use of contraceptive methods by young adult women living in rural areas," Journal of Development Effectiveness, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 74-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevef:v:2:y:2010:i:1:p:74-86
    DOI: 10.1080/19439341003599726
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    1. Figueroa, José Luis, 2014. "Distributional effects of Oportunidades on early child development," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 42-49.
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    3. Chowdury, Sadia & Vergeer, Petra & Schmidt, Harald & Barroy, Helene & Bishai, David & Halpern, Scott, 2013. "Economics and Ethics of Results-Based Financing for Family Planning: Evidence and Policy Implications," Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Discussion Paper Series 84663, The World Bank.

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