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Social service delivery and access to financial innovation: The impact of Oportunidades. electronic payment system in Mexico

  • Masino, Serena
  • Nino-Zarazua, Miguel

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico.s Oportunidades programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via a bank account is found to have implicati

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2014/034.

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Date of creation: 2014
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