Minimum Income in a Transition Economy

30 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2013

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Lucia Mangiavacchi

University of the Balearic Islands - Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Paolo Verme

World Bank Group; University of Turin - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 2013

Abstract

The Albanian Ndihma Ekonomike is one of the first poverty reduction programmes launched in transitional economies. Its record has been judged positively during the recession period of the 1990s and negatively during the more recent growth phase. This article reconsiders the programme using a regression‐adjusted local linear matching estimator first suggested by Heckman et al. (1997, 1998). We find the programme to have a weak targeting capacity and a non‐significant impact on different household outcomes.

Keywords: Minimum income, anti‐poverty programmes, programme evaluation, Albania

Suggested Citation

Mangiavacchi, Lucia and Verme, Paolo, Minimum Income in a Transition Economy (October 2013). Economics of Transition, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 683-712, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2332938 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecot.12024

Lucia Mangiavacchi (Contact Author)

University of the Balearic Islands - Departament d'Economia Aplicada ( email )

Crta. de Valldemossa km 7,5
07122 Palma
Spain

Paolo Verme

World Bank Group ( email )

Washington, DC 20433
United States

University of Turin - Department of Economics ( email )

Via Po, 53
Torino, 10124
Italy

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