Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile

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Pedro Manuel Carneiro

University College London - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Emanuela Galasso

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Rita Ginja

Uppsala University

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Date Written: January 1, 2015

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: Urban Partnerships & Poverty, Inequality, Peri-Urban Communities

Suggested Citation

Carneiro, Pedro Manuel and Galasso, Emanuela and Ginja, Rita, Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile (January 1, 2015). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7180, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2579879

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Rita Ginja

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