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The consumption of household goods, bargaining power, and their relationship with a conditional cash transfer program in Peru


  • Luis Garcia

    ( Departamento de Economía de la PUC del Perú)


This research assesses the effect of the JUNTOS cash transfer program on the consumption of certain merit goods (such as food) and demerit goods (such as alcoholic drinks). We will address the following questions: How much of an impact does the transfer made to mothers have on household consumption of certain goods? This research utilizes socioeconomic information from the National Household Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Hogares), 2009-2012 in an unbalanced panel. The results of the fixed-effects estimates unquestionably show that the JUNTOS program's beneficiary households spend a large proportion of the family budget on food consumption and education. JEL Classification-JEL: D12, I38

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  • Luis Garcia, 2015. "The consumption of household goods, bargaining power, and their relationship with a conditional cash transfer program in Peru," Documentos de Trabajo / Working Papers 2015-397, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • Handle: RePEc:pcp:pucwps:wp00397

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    1. Jhonatan A. Clausen Lizárraga & José Luis Flor Toro, 2014. " Sobre la naturaleza multidimensional de la pobreza humana: propuesta conceptual e implementación empírica para el caso Peruano," Documentos de Trabajo / Working Papers 2014-387, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
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    Conditional Cash Transfers; Bargaining Power; Merit Goods; Demerit Goods;

    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


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