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Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile

Carneiro, P; Galasso, E; Ginja, R; (2018) Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile. The Economic Journal 10.1111/ecoj.12594. Green open access

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Abstract

We study a Chilean programme that combines home visits to households in extreme poverty with guaranteed access to social services. Its goal was to connect marginalised families to the social system to improve their living conditions. Programme impacts are identified using regression discontinuity exploring the fact that eligibility is a discontinuous function of an index of family income and assets. There is no evidence of short or long‐term effects on employment or housing. However, we find short and medium‐term impacts on the take‐up of subsidies and employment services among families without access to the welfare system prior to the intervention.

Type: Article
Title: Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12594
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12594
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Social Exclusion, Social Protection, Chile, Extreme Poverty
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041554
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