Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
We study an innovative welfare program in Chile which combines a period of frequent home
visits to households in extreme poverty, with guaranteed access to social services. Program
impacts are identied using a regression discontinuity design, exploring the fact that program
eligibility is a discontinuous function of an index of family income and assets. We nd strong
and lasting impacts of the program on the take up of subsidies and employment services.
These impacts are important only for families who had little access to the welfare system
prior to the intervention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala, 2014. , 87 p.
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2014:3
Social Exclusion, Social Protection, Chile, Extreme Poverty
Research subject Economics
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