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Ex-ante Impact Evaluation of Conditional Cash Transfer Program on School Attendance and Poverty: The Case of the Philippines

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  • Son, Hyun

    (Asian Development Bank)

  • Florentino, Jhiedon

    (Asian Development Bank)

Abstract

This paper provides an ex ante assessment of the implementation of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in the Philippines, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino. The study investigates the impact of CCT on current poverty, and the impact of this extra money on school attendance under different transfer amounts and different targeting criteria such as universal targeting, geographical targeting, targeting of the poor, and progressive targeting. In the poverty simulation approach, it is assumed that transfers given to children are pooled within families and distributed to each member so that all enjoy the same level of welfare. As for school attendance, the study evaluates the potential impact of changes in program design—with alternative benefit levels and targeting scenarios—on the behavioral response and welfare of households. The simulation is carried out based on microeconometrically estimated models of household behavior.

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  • Son, Hyun & Florentino, Jhiedon, 2008. "Ex-ante Impact Evaluation of Conditional Cash Transfer Program on School Attendance and Poverty: The Case of the Philippines," ADB Economics Working Paper Series 142, Asian Development Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:adbewp:0142
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    1. Bourguignon, Francois & Ferreira, Francisco H. G. & Leite, Phillippe G., 2002. "Ex-ante evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs: the case of bolsa escola," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2916, The World Bank.
    2. Ravallion, Martin & Wodon, Quentin, 2000. "Does Child Labour Displace Schooling? Evidence on Behavioural Responses to an Enrollment Subsidy," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 110(462), pages 158-175, March.
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    1. Carino, Benjamin V. & Corpuz, Arturo G., 2009. "Toward a Strategic Urban Development and Housing Policy for the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2009-21, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Channarith Meng & Wade Pfau, 2012. "Simulating the Impacts of Cash Transfers on Poverty and School Attendance: The Case of Cambodia," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 436-452, December.
    3. KUMARA, Ajantha Sisira & PFAU, Wade Donald, 2010. "IMPACT of Cash Transfer Programs on School Attendance and Child Poverty: An Ex-ante Simulation for Sri Lanka," MPRA Paper 30501, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 11 Aug 2010.

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    Keywords

    Demand for Schooling; Child Labor; Human Capital; Cash Transfers; Targeting; Poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • 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
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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