We study a Conditional Cash Transfer program in which the cash transfers to the mother only depend on the fulfillment of the national preventive visit schedule by her children born before she registered in the program. We estimate that preventive visits of children born after the mother registered in the program are 50 percent lower because they are excluded from the conditionality requirement. Using the same variation, we also show that attendance to preventive care improves children health. (JEL H23, I12, I18, I38, J13, J16, O15)
Attanasio, Orazio P., Veruska Oppedisano, and Marcos Vera-Hernández.
"Should Cash Transfers Be Conditional? Conditionality, Preventive Care, and Health Outcomes."
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,
Taxation and Subsidies: Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty: Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration