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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Education choices in Mexico: Using a structural model and a randomized experiment to evaluate Progresa

Type :
Impact assessments and evaluations
Author :
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Published :
2005
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An Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) analysis of the education component of the Mexican government’s welfare programme, Progresa, which aims to reduce rural poverty. It argues that increasing the grant for secondary school children while eliminating it at the primary age would strengthen Progresa’s impact.