An impact evaluation of Chile Solidario

Tipo de publicación: Artículo en revista académica
Fecha: 2012
Autor(es): Larrañaga, O., Contreras, D., Ruiz Tagle, J.
Fuente: Journal of Latinamerican Studies

This article evaluates the impact of the Chile Solidario anti-poverty programme. The evaluation is based on propensity score matching and a difference-in-difference estimator along with databases of Social Assistance Committee forms. The results show a positive but small impact on employment and housing along with a slightly negative impact on self-generated income. They also suggest that gains tend to be concentrated in the first phase, during which beneficiaries work with a family support professional, and that these benefits may not be sustainable. Participant families show absolute gains in income and employment, but these may be attributed to environmental conditions rather than the programme; this raises doubts about the premise that these families were initially marginalised from the economy and social networks.

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259423168_Impact_Evaluation_of_Chile_Solidario_Lessons_and_Policy_Recommendations