Income cash transfers and intrahousehold decision making
Cecilia Parada ()
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Cecilia Parada: Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía
No 18-17, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Instituto de Economia - IECON
Changes in the individual income affect many dimensions within the households mainly through the variation of the bargaining power. In this paper, we estimate the impact of an income cash transfer to low-income households in Uruguay (PANES) on the probability of couples separation, changes in the familiesÅ½structure, distribution of domestic tasks and the likelihood women be household head. Exploiting the discontinuity in the eligibility indicator to the program and the fact that only one of the household members receive the cash transfer, our results suggest that PANES rise the probability of being in the same marital status as in the baseline and introduce stability in the number of family members. These results show, also persistence in the short term once they stop perceiving the benefit. There are no changes in the performance in households task among the members that receive the cash transfer, but there heterogenous effects if we consider the receiptor's sex. Finally, although there are near 80% of female receivers, we do not find any change in the probability of being the household head.
Keywords: intrahousehold decisions making; cash transfers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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