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Cash for cooperation? Environmental conditional cash transfers and common property management in Mexico

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dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes whether monetary incentives modify cooperative behavior in activities that have been traditionally uncompensated. Exploiting time variation in community access to an environmental conditional cash transfer program in Mexico, one of the largest of its nature worldwide, I analyze changes in households' cooperation in forest conservation activities, which have traditionally been done without compensation and are increasingly incentivized under the program. I also explore the effects on other community activities that remain unpaid. Findings indicate that cash incentives increase cooperation in forest work, but the framing of the incentive influences cooperation in activities that remain uncompensated. When agents are exposed to sanctions resulting from deviant behaviour and their actions are visible, lump-sum transfers without work conditionalities are more effective than wages in promoting cooperation. en
dc.title Cash for cooperation? Environmental conditional cash transfers and common property management in Mexico en
dc.contributor.author Yañez-Pagans, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T03:25:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T03:25:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/52978
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Conditional Cash Transfers
dc.subject Common Property Management
dc.subject Mexico
dc.type Working Paper


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