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Experimental evidence from Unidos in Colombia on the take-up of social programmes and labour supply of the extreme poor

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dc.description.abstract Tackling extreme poverty remains a big challenge in many middle-income countries. Very poor families are usually the hardest to reach and excluded from the social protection system, whilst in most need of them. Colombia's new and innovative programme to tackle extreme poverty, Unidos, aims to improve the take-up of social programmes and foster the economic situation of these families through providing information and intensive sychosocial support through regular home visits by social workers, as well as an improvement in the supply of social programmes. We use a very rich dataset collected as part of the short-run experimental evaluation of Juntos, the initial phase of Unidos, to look at the short-term impact of this programme on take-up of public programmes and labour supply behaviour of individuals from targeted households. We find no consistent short-term impact of the programme on these outcomes. Unfortunately, we cannot disentangle whether this is because Juntos failed to change the behaviour of their beneficiaries or due to constraints on implementing the programme as planned during the period over which the evaluation was conducted. en
dc.title Experimental evidence from Unidos in Colombia on the take-up of social programmes and labour supply of the extreme poor en
dc.contributor.author Abramovsky, Laura
dc.contributor.author Attanasio, Orazio
dc.contributor.author Barronz, Kai
dc.contributor.author Carneiro, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Stoye, George
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-21T20:29:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-21T20:29:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-21
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64723
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Welfare Programs
dc.subject Income Support
dc.subject Labour Supply
dc.subject Work Incentives
dc.subject Randomized Control Trials
dc.subject Developing Countries
dc.type Working Paper


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