The tragedy of clientelism : opting children out / Lucas Ronconi (CIAS, CONICET and IZA), Rodrigo Zarazaga (CIAS and CONICET) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserRonconi, Lucas In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Zarazaga, Rodrigo In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, August 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10973
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-138587 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Governments in new democracies launch social policies with the purported goal of alleviating the effects of poverty among the most vulnerable households, usually low income families with children. However, this goal is can be thwarted by the clientelistic distribution of social policies' benefits because politicians seek to maximize political support and children do not vote. Based on the main Argentine household survey and on personal interviews with 120 brokers, this paper shows that brokers collect information on family size and age composition and allocate temporary public works programs that are in excess demand discriminating against families with children not old enough to vote.