Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Evaluating the direct and indirect effects of a conditional income support program : the case of Progresa
Author: Bautista, Celia Badillo
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 8264
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2009
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This thesis contributes in five different areas to t the evaluation of poverty alleviation programs, as well as to the migration literature, thirst, it examines tne existence of direct and indirect effects of a poverty program on migration related outcomes in rural communities in Mexico. It uses experimental and non-experimental data and four different sub-samples from the same data source to estimate the effects. Second, it presents evidence of anticipation effects of the program that invalidate the use of the experimental control group as a proper counterfactual to estimate the effects of the program. Third, it finds a decrease in international migration and finds evidence of heterogenous effects of the program that vary with a poverty index. Fourth, it presents evidence of crowding out effects on international remittances due to an exogenous transfer. Fifth, it finds a decrease in child labour among treated households and limited evidence or an increase among untreated households.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available