Data and Code for: Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia

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Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Hanna, Rema (Harvard University)
  • Olken, Benjamin A. (MIT)
  • Prima, Rizal A.
  • Satriawan, Elan
  • Syamsulhakim, Ekki
  • Cahyadi, Nur
Publication Date
2020-08-15
Description
  • Abstract

    Conditional 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.
Geographic Coverage
  • Indonesia
Availability
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Relations
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    DOI: 10.3886/E115010

Update Metadata: 2020-08-15 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-15