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Replication data for: Only One Tree from Each Seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Mexico's Payments for Ecosystem Services Program

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer M.
  • Sims, Katharine R. E.
  • Yañez-Pagans, Patricia
Publication Date
2015-11-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Environmental conditional cash transfers are popular but their impacts are not well understood. We evaluate land cover and wealth impacts of a federal program that pays landowners for protecting forest. Panel data for program beneficiaries and rejected applicants allow us to control for fixed differences and time trends affecting both groups. We find the program reduces the expected land cover loss by 40-51 percent and generates small but positive poverty alleviation. Environmental gains are higher where poverty is low while household gains are higher where deforestation risk is low, illustrating the difficulty of meeting multiple policy goals with one tool. (JEL I32, I38, O13, O15, Q23, Q28, Q56)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20130139 (Text)
Publications
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer M., Katharine R. E. Sims, and Patricia Yañez-Pagans. “Only One Tree from Each Seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Mexico’s Payments for Ecosystem Services Program.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7, no. 4 (November 2015): 1–40. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20130139.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20130139 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-06-29 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Alix-Garcia, Jennifer M.; Sims, Katharine R. E.; Yañez-Pagans, Patricia (2015): Replication data for: Only One Tree from Each Seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Mexico's Payments for Ecosystem Services Program. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114576