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Replication data for: Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, Program, and Social Security Data

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Amarante, Verónica
  • Manacorda, Marco
  • Miguel, Edward
  • Vigorito, Andrea
Publication Date
2016-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    There is limited empirical evidence on whether cash transfers to poor pregnant women improve children's birth outcomes and potentially help weaken the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Using a unique array of program and social security administrative micro- data matched to longitudinal vital statistics in Uruguay, we estimate that participation in a generous social assistance program led to a sizable reduction in the incidence of low birthweight. The effect is due to faster intrauterine growth rather than longer gestational length. Our findings are consistent with improved maternal nutrition during pregnancy being a key driver of improved birthweight. (JEL I14, I32, I38, J13, J16, O15)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20140344 (Text)
Publications
  • Amarante, Verónica, Marco Manacorda, Edward Miguel, and Andrea Vigorito. “Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, and Program and Social Security Data.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8, no. 2 (May 2016): 1–43. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20140344.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20140344 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Amarante, Verónica; Manacorda, Marco; Miguel, Edward; Vigorito, Andrea (2016): Replication data for: Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, Program, and Social Security Data. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114623