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Analysis of the impact of income transfer programs on household expenditures with the consumption.

Grant number: 10/18330-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Social Welfare Economics
Principal researcher:Rodolfo Hoffmann
Grantee:Marcela Nogueira Ferrario
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The general objective of the research is to evaluate the impact of the Bolsa Família (family stipendium program), BPC (a benefit to very poor elderly and people with deficiencies) and pensions paid by Social Security on the spending with the food consumption, not food consumption, agricultural investments and investments in education of the poor households benefiting the programs, compared to non beneficiaries. The impact of direct income transfer programs will be estimated through propensity score matching.We expect that this research presents elements that can show the effectiveness of these programs in reducing hunger, promoting food security and nutrition in improving welfare and increasing investments in education and agriculture of beneficiary families.

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