Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) Code(s)
D04, K42, I23, I28, I38, J13
Conditional Cash transfer (CCT) programs have been shown to have positive eﬀects on a variety of outcomes including education, consumption and health visits, amongst others. We estimate the long-run impacts of the urban version of Familias en Acción, the Colombian CCT program on crime, teenage pregnancy, high school dropout and college enrollment using a Regression Discontinuity design on administrative data. ITT estimates show a reduction on arrest rates of 2.7pp for men and a reduction on teenage pregnancy of 2.3pp for women. High school dropout rates were reduced by 5.8pp and college enrollment was increased by 1.7pp for men.
Attanasio, Orazio; Cardona-Sosa, Lina; Medina, Carlos; Meghir, Costas; and Posso, Christian, "Long Term Effects of Cash Transfer Programs in Colombia" (2021). Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers. 2631.