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Políticas de transferência de renda e condição nutricional de crianças: uma avaliação do Bolsa Família


  • Mônica Viegas Andrade


  • Flávia Chein


  • Rafael Perez Ribas

    (IPC-International Poverty Center)


This paper investigates the impact of a conditional cash transfer on child nutritional status in Brazil. We use data from "Bolsa Família" Research Impact Evaluation. "Bolsa Família" is a conditional cash transfer program focused on Brazilian poor families. In order to evaluate the average effect of the program we adopt the Propensity Score Matching, under the assumption that program participation is based on family observed characteristics. We found no evidence of a program impact on the children aged 6-60 months nutritional status.

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  • Mônica Viegas Andrade & Flávia Chein & Rafael Perez Ribas, 2007. "Políticas de transferência de renda e condição nutricional de crianças: uma avaliação do Bolsa Família," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td312, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td312

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    1. Tavares, Priscilla Albuquerque, 2010. "Efeito do Programa Bolsa Família sobre a oferta de trabalho das mães," Revista Economia e Sociedade, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), vol. 41, pages 1-23, December.

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    bolsa família; nutritional status; BMI-for-age; stature-for-age; conditional cash transfer;

    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy

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