Data and Code for: Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia
- Hanna, Rema (Harvard University)
- Olken, Benjamin A. (MIT)
- Prima, Rizal A.
- Satriawan, Elan
- Syamsulhakim, Ekki
- Cahyadi, Nur
AbstractConditional cash transfers provide income and promote human capital investments. Yet, evaluating their longitudinal impacts is hard, as most experimental evaluations treat control locations after a few years. We examine such impacts in Indonesia after six years, using an experimental rollout in which the experiment remained largely intact. We find static effects on many targeted indicators: childbirth using trained professionals increased dramatically, and under-15 children not in school fell by half. We observe impacts requiring cumulative investments: stunting fell by 23 percent. While human capital accumulation increased, the transfers did not lead to transformative economic change for recipient households.
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