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Does Rice for Poor Subsidy Reduce Child Marriage?

Nadezhda Baryshnikova, 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

Abstract: 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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Date: 2019-05
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