Cash transfers and school enrolment
Usingarandomized experimentin Mali, this study investigates whether Unconditional CashTransfer(UCT) targeted to men and intended to reduce poverty and food insecurity impact children’s schooling. Although the school-aged children arenottheprimarytargetoftheprogram,welooktoseeifthetransfershaveany impact on the children’s school enrolment. Results indicate that the transfers have no signiﬁcant eﬀect on School enrolment for Children age7-16. However,disaggregating by gender and age, results show the program increases girl’s school enrolment at primary school by 8 percentage points and by 6 percentage points for primary school and low secondary school. There is so signiﬁcant eﬀect on boys’ school enrolment. We provide potential mechanisms through which the UCT impacts school enrolment.
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