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Familias en Acción and female empowerment: A study of the impact of a conditional cash transfer programme on women’s power in decision making in Medellín, Colombia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Previous studies show that female empowerment can have a positive effect on economic development. At the same time economic development is argued to have a positive effect on female empowerment. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the conditional cash transfer programme "Familias en Acción" (FA) on women’s power in decision making in the household in Medellín, Colombia. Although the programme is mainly directed towards children’s health and education, it is also argued to have a female empowering effect which is the focus of this study. With data from before FA started as well as around a year after the initiation, it is possible to evaluate if the programme has had any significant impact on decision making in the household. The results are significant of the four questions that are studied and show that the programme had a positive effect on the parents deciding together.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-198259DiVA: diva2:615566
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-11 Created: 2013-04-11 Last updated: 2013-04-15Bibliographically approved

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