PROGRESA and its impacts on the welfare of rural households in Mexico: Skoufias, Emmanuel

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Skoufias, Emmanuel
Programa de Educación, Salud y Alimentación (Mexico City, Mexico); rural poor government policy mexico; mexico social policy
  • PROGRESA and its impacts on the welfare of rural households in Mexico
  • Executive summary
  • Background and program description
  • Description of the educational benefits and program requirements
  • Description of the health and nutrition component
  • Primary health care services
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Supply of health services
  • Nutritional supplement
  • PROGRESA and benefits from other programs
  • Size of monetary transfers received by PROGRESA beneficiary households
  • Scope of evaluation
  • PROGRESA seen through an economic lens
  • An economic model of human capital investment within households
  • The conditionality of cash transfers
  • Additional considerations and topics in the evaluation of PROGRESA
  • Synergy
  • Fertility
  • Intra-household resource allocation, power and status of women within the household
  • Incentive effects and impact on poverty
  • Community and general equilibrium effects
  • The experimental design and information sources used to evaluate PROGRESA
  • Evaluation tools/information sources
  • An evaluation of PROGRESA's targeting and its impact on poverty
  • Perceptions of stakeholders regarding the selection of beneficiary households
  • Summary of the methods used to evaluate the impact of PROGRESA
  • A summary of the findings of the impact evaluation and a cost analysis of the program
  • Impact of PROGRESA on school enrollment
  • Methodology
  • The impact of PROGRESA on health, nutrition, and health-care use
  • Methodologies
  • Impact of PROGRESA's monetary transfers on household consumption
  • Impact of PROGRESA on women's status, and household relations
  • Cost analysis of PROGRESA
  • Conclusions and future policy considerations.
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