Does Rice for Poor Subsidy Reduce Child Marriage?
Ngoc Pham () and
Nicholas Sim ()
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Ngoc Pham: School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide
No 2019-05, School of Economics Working Papers from University of Adelaide, School of Economics
Reducing child marriage is seen as one of the essentials to women’s empowerment and wellbeing, ending the intergenerational cycle of poverty and rights violation. In this paper, we use a longitudinal household survey from Indonesia to study whether a food subsidy (Raskin) reduces child marriage. Modelling treatment assignment with Coarsened Exact Matching and Differences-in-Differences, we show that the unconditional rice subsidy significantly reduces the likelihood of marrying as a child.
Keywords: Child marriage; Food subsidy; Raskin; Indonesia; Coarsened exact matching; Diffs-in-Diffs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J82 I21 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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