Replication data for: Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
- Alatas, Vivi
- Banerjee, Abhijit
- Hanna, Rema
- Olken, Benjamin A.
- Tobias, Julia
AbstractThis paper reports an experiment in 640 Indonesian villages on three approaches to target the poor: proxy means tests (PMT), where assets are used to predict consumption; community targeting, where villagers rank everyone from richest to poorest; and a hybrid. Defining poverty based on PPP$2 per capita consumption, community targeting and the hybrid perform somewhat worse in identifying the poor than PMT, though not by enough to significantly affect poverty outcomes for a typical program. Elite capture does not explain these results. Instead, communities appear to apply a different concept of poverty. Consistent with this finding, community targeting results in higher satisfaction. (JEL C93, I32, I38, O12, O15, O18, R23)
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.4.1206 (Text)
Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A Olken, and Julia Tobias. “Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia.” American Economic Review 102, no. 4 (June 2012): 1206–40. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.102.4.1206.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.102.4.1206 (DOI)
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