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Type: Artigo Científico
Title: Spillovers from conditional cash transfer programs: Bolsa Família and crime in urban Brazil
Author: Chioda, Laura
Mello, João Manoel Pinho de
Soares, Rodrigo Reis
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs on crime. Making use of a unique dataset combining detailed school characteristics with geo-referenced crime information from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, we estimate the contemporaneous effect of the Bolsa Família program on crime. We address the endogeneity of CCT coverage by exploiting the 2008 expansion of the program to adolescents aged 16 and 17. We construct an instrument that combines the timing of expansion with the initial demographic composition of schools to identify plausibly exogenous variation in the number of children covered by Bolsa Família. We find a robust and significant negative impact of Bolsa Família on crime. Incapacitation from time spent in school does not seem to be an important driving force behind the results.
Keywords (english terms): Conditional cash transfer
Bolsa Família
Crime
Education
Schooling
Brazil
Language: Inglês
CNPq Area: Ciências Sociais Aplicadas
URI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272775715000552
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