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Growing together : assessing equity and efficiency in an early-life health program in Chile / Damian Clarke (Universidad de Santiago de Chile and IZA), Gustavo Cortés Méndez (Universidad de Santiago de Chile), Diego Vergara Sepúlveda (Universidad de Santiago de Chile) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserClarke, Damian In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Cortés Méndez, Gustavo ; Vergara Sepúlveda, Diego
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11847
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-166867 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We study the mechanism of action of an early-life social safety net program, and quantify its impact on child health outcomes at birth. We consider both the equity and efficiency implications of program impacts, and provide a metric to compare various such programs around the world. In particular, we estimate the impact of participation in Chile Crece Contigo (ChCC), Chiles flagship early-life health and social welfare program, using administrative birth data matched to social benefits usage. We find that this targeted social program had significant effects on birth weight (approximately 10 grams) and other early life human capital measures. These benefits are largest among the most socially vulnerable groups, however shift outcomes toward the middle of the distribution of health at birth. We show that the program is efficient when compared to other successful neonatal health programs around the world, and find some evidence to suggest that maternal nutrition components and increased links to the social safety net are important mechanisms of action.