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Household income trajectories, PROGRESAOportunidades, and child well-being at pre-school age in rural Mexico

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posted on 16.11.2016 by Laura Valadez
This study examines the extent to which household income around the time of birth and income trajectory, influenced by the conditional cash transfer programme PROGRESA-Oportunidades, are associated with the physiological, cognitive, motor, and emotional well-being of pre-school children in rural Mexico. Using the ENCASEH/ENCEL, Structural Equation Models are developed to explore the association between household income over the course of the child’s life, taking part in the cash transfer programme, and indicators of well-being at 4–6 years of age. Results indicate that household income around the time of birth is positively associated with child outcomes at 4–6 years of age. This reinforces the evidence that early poverty has a scarring effect on children’s capabilities. Results also show that improving income trajectories were found to be positively associated with better child development, and PROGRESA-Oportunidades had an indirect positive impact on children the 5- and 4-year-old groups by influencing the income trajectories of their households.

Funding

This work was supported by Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología as part of the author’s doctoral studies.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Volume

17

Issue

4

Pages

516 - 539

Citation

VALADEZ, L., 2016. Household income trajectories, PROGRESAOportunidades, and child well-being at pre-school age in rural Mexico. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 17 (4), pp. 516-539.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis © Human Development and Capability Association

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

11/08/2016

Publication date

2016-11-03

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities on 3 November 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19452829.2016.1225701.

ISSN

1945-2829

eISSN

1945-2837

Language

en

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