Are Roads Enough? A Limited Impact Analysis of Road Works in Guatemala

25 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2013

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Jyotsna Puri

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics; International Initiative for Impact Evaluation; United Nations - Development Programme (UNDP); World Bank Group

Date Written: January 26, 2002

Abstract

This study is the third of a trilogy of papers that examine the impact of road related works on poverty in Guatemala. The study uses propensity score matching with nearest neighbor matching to estimate the effects of better roads, caused by road rehabilitation and road repair, on access and costs of merit services such as health and education.

Keywords: Roads, impact, Guatemala, poverty, Living standards measurement survey, Propensity score matching

JEL Classification: C1, C2, D6, H4

Suggested Citation

Puri, Jyotsna and Puri, Jyotsna, Are Roads Enough? A Limited Impact Analysis of Road Works in Guatemala (January 26, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2207391 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2207391

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