Self-Selection and the Redistributive Impact of In-Kind Transfers: An Econometric Analysis
Journal of Human Resources, 1997, vol. 32, issue 2, pages 223-249
Self-targeting welfare programs have received increasing attention from economists and policymakers alike. This paper provides evidence on the redistributive impact of transferring low-quality goods in-kind. I study a school feeding program in Jamaica, which distributes a bland snack to all students. Poorer households and those with a greater number of eligible children are found significantly more likely to self-select into the program. But, against these targeting benefits is a large estimated dead-weight loss.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
A subscripton is required to access pdf files. Pay per article is available.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:32:y:1997:i:2:p:223-249
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Journal of Human Resources from University of Wisconsin Press
Series data maintained by ().