An Evaluation of the Impact of Argentina’a Asignacion Universal Por Hijo on the Labor Supply and Schooling of Adults
This study will evaluate the impact of the Argentinian conditional cash transfer Asignación Universal por Hijo (AUH) on employment, labor supply, and educational attainment of adults. AUH was introduced in 2009 for below minimum wage workers with children. The benefits were conditioned on the children attending school and following a fixed vaccination and healthcare schedule. This thesis examines the exposure of adult household members to the AUH, paying particular attention to the interaction of AUH with other social benefits. Using data from Encuesta Permanente de Hogar (EPH) and a difference in difference approach, I estimate the behavioral responses of adults in the household to transfers. Data from the Encuesta Nacional de Protección y Seguridad Social (ENAPROSS) surveys with information on benefits are used to estimate the impact of the benefit on recipients. Evidence suggests a positive effect of AUH on hours worked and job search in the previous twelve months. The results also suggest a negative but statistically insignificant impact on schooling. Together the findings support a shift in human capital formation from schooling to “on-the-job” training.
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