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School Enrolment and the Child Support Grant: Evidence from South Africa

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  • Eyal, Katherine

    () (School of Economics, University of Cape Town)

  • Woolard, Ingrid

    () (SALDRU, School of Economics, University of Cape Town)

Abstract

The extension of the Child Support Grant in South Africa to all children aged 17 or under gives the opportunity to evaluate this type of social transfer and its effect on school enrolment. Using exogenous variation in the fraction of life exposed to the grant, we find the grant is associated with a higher probability of enrolment, especially for older children. Other methods of identification presented provide supporting evidence for these conclusions.

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  • Eyal, Katherine & Woolard, Ingrid, 2013. "School Enrolment and the Child Support Grant: Evidence from South Africa," SALDRU Working Papers 125, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
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    1. Atika Pasha, 2016. "Impact of Cash Grants on Multidimensional Poverty in South Africa," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 208, Courant Research Centre PEG.

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