Schooling and labour market impacts of Bolivia's Bono Juancito Pinto
Carla Canelas and
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa ()
No wp-2018-36, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
In 2006, the Bolivian government introduced a large-scale cash transfer programme, Bono Juancito Pinto (BJP). Exploiting the exogenous variation of the programme expansion, this paper examines the impact of BJP on schooling and child labour. The analysis suggests that the transfer increases the likelihood of school enrolment but has no sizeable effect on the incidence of child labour. The results are in line with theoretical models that predict that if leisure and schooling decisions are substitutes, a school incentive will have either positive or neutral effects on child labour.
Keywords: Bolivia; Child labour; Conditional cash transfers; Schooling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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