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Tackling social exclusion: evidence from Chile

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

No 7180, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: This paper studies an innovative welfare program in Chile that 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. The analysis finds strong and lasting impacts of the program on the take-up of subsidies and employment services. These impacts are concentrated among families who had little access to the welfare system prior to the intervention.

Keywords: Poverty Monitoring&Analysis; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Gender and Law; Social Inclusion&Institutions; Health Systems Development&Reform (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-01-01
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