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Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile

Pedro Carneiro (), Emanuela Galasso () and Rita Ginja ()

No 8209, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: 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 identified using a regression discontinuity design, exploring the fact that program eligibility is a discontinuous function of an index of family income and assets. We find 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.

Keywords: social exclusion; social protection; Chile; extreme poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C26 I38 J08 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 89 pages
Date: 2014-05
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Published in: Economic Journal, 2019, 129 (617), 172-208.

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