The second essay examines the impact of the RPS program on an intermediate fertility outcome, birth spacing, using a stratified Cox proportional hazard model. Birth histories of female household heads and spouses are constructed from household roster information, and to deal with autocorrelation, the data are stratified by parity (the number of live births). The results indicate that the RPS program decreased the hazard of a birth, which resulted in an increase in the space between births of between 6 to 8 months. Further research is required to determine whether the impacts will persist in the long-run.Furthermore, assume that there is some threshold of development at which parents perceive that the child is ready for school, R *. Although R * can vary across households/families, it measures the point at which the benefits to delay areanbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on the Indirect Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Mexico and Nicaragua|
|Author||:||Jessica Erin Todd|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|