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Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico


  • Albarran, Pedro
  • Attanasio, Orazio P.


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  • Albarran, Pedro & Attanasio, Orazio P., 2002. "Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico," WIDER Working Paper Series 006, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:dp2002-06

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