Student Seminar #4: Improving the Design of Conditional Transfer Programs

By February 23, 2019 April 22nd, 2019 Seminar
Date Time Presenter Location
Monday, February 25, 2019

(06 Esfand 1397)

12:30 – 13:30 Mohammad Majidi Khatam University (@ 17 Daneshvar), 7th Floor, Seminar Room

“Using a student level randomization, we compare three education-based conditional cash transfers designs: a standard design, a design where part of the monthly transfers are postponed until children have to re-enroll in school, and a design that lowers the reward for attendance but incentivizes graduation and tertiary enrollment. The two nonstandard designs significantly increase enrollment rates at both the secondary and tertiary levels while delivering the same attendance gains as the standard design. Postponing some of the attendance transfers to the time of re-enrollment appears particularly effective for the most at-risk children.”

Required Reading(s) Improving the Design of Conditional Transfer Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Education Experiment in Colombia

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