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Evaluación de impacto del programa de acompañamiento familiar de Uruguay Crece Contigo

Alejandra Marroig (), Ivone Perazzo (), Gonzalo Salas () and Andrea Vigorito
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Alejandra Marroig: Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economí­a
Ivone Perazzo: Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economí­a

No 17-15, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Instituto de Economia - IECON

Abstract: We present an experimental evaluation of Acompañamiento Familiar y Trabajo de Cercaní­a, the home visits component of the programme Uruguay Crece Contigo. We assess a wide set of outcomes related to child health and nutritional status, child development, access to social protection schemes and other household well-being outcomes. Our research is based on two surveys specially designed to carry out this evaluation. We find a significant improvement in the nutritional status of children and access to an in-kind transfer, Tarjeta Uruguay Social, in the form of a food card. At the same time, we also find an improvement in child development, specifically in the gross motor component of ASQ:SE. The potential channels explaining these results include home visits, access to resources, increased attendance to child care, changes in parenting styles as well as reduced maternal depression.

Keywords: Experimental impact evaluation; home visits; child development; nutrition; Uruguay; Uruguay Crece Contigo (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I38 I14 C93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 71 pages
Date: 2017-12
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