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Replication data for: The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families

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  • Aizer, Anna
  • Eli, Shari
  • Ferrie, Joseph
  • Lleras-Muney, Adriana
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  • Abstract

    We estimate the long-run impact of cash transfers to poor families on children's longevity, educational attainment, nutritional status, and income in adulthood. To do so, we collected individual- level administrative records of applicants to the Mothers' Pension program -- the first government-sponsored welfare program in the United States (1911-1935) -- and matched them to census, WWII, and death records. Male children of accepted applicants lived one year longer than those of rejected mothers. They also obtained one-third more years of schooling, were less likely to be underweight, and had higher income in adulthood than children of rejected mothers. (JEL I12, I14, I18, I32, I38, J16, N32)
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20140529 (Text)
  • Aizer, Anna, Shari Eli, Joseph Ferrie, and Adriana Lleras-Muney. “The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families.” American Economic Review 106, no. 4 (April 2016): 935–71.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20140529 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Aizer, Anna; Eli, Shari; Ferrie, Joseph; Lleras-Muney, Adriana (2016): Replication data for: The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.