Labour Supply Effects of Conditional Transfers: Analyzing the Dominican Republic’'s Solidarity Program

Documentos de trabajo Economía y Finanzas No 13-8

56 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2014  

Gustavo J. Canavire-Bacarreza

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Harold Vasquez-Ruiz

Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)

Date Written: April 12, 2013

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of the conditional cash transfer program Solidaridad on changes in the labor market of the Dominican Republic based on statistical data from the Evaluation of the Social Security Survey 2010. The estimation methodology is based on matching techniques, which can discern the impact on both benenefit-receiving and non-benefit-receiving households. The results show a negative but very small impact of the different components of the program on labor market indicators, especially for the components related to children. However, the estimates show some heterogeneity in the effects on the most vulnerable sectors of the population.

Keywords: Social Programs, Solidaridad, Labor Market, Conditional Cash Transfers

JEL Classification: H31, J08, J58

Suggested Citation

Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo J. and Vasquez-Ruiz, Harold, Labour Supply Effects of Conditional Transfers: Analyzing the Dominican Republic’'s Solidarity Program (April 12, 2013). Documentos de trabajo Economía y Finanzas No 13-8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2393201 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2393201

Gustavo Javier Canavire Bacarreza (Contact Author)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Harold Vasquez-Ruiz

Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) ( email )

United States

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