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Working Paper NOVAFRICA “Conditional Cash Transfers and the Learning Crisis: Evidence from Tayssir Scale-up in Morocco”

Um novo working paper foi adicionado à série NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series. Escrito por Jules Gazeaud e Claire Ricard, este paper analisa os efeitos dos programas de transferência de dinheiro sobre a apredendizagem no ensino primário em Marrocos.

Título: Conditional Cash Transfers and the Learning Crisis: Evidence from Tayssir Scale-up in Morocco

Autores

Jules Gazeaud (Universidade Nova de Lisboa e NOVAFRICA)

Claire Ricard (CERDI, CNRS, Université Clermont Auvergne e FSJES-Aïn Chock, Universidade Hassan II)

Resumo: We use a regression discontinuity design in rural Morocco to study whether the enrollment gains from conditional cash transfer programs translate into learning benefits. Unlike most previous studies, we estimate the effects of a sustained exposure during whole primary school. We find small and seemingly negative effects on test scores at the end-of-primary school exam. Concomitant increases in class size suggest that the program constrained learning by putting additional pressure on existing resources in beneficiary areas. These results are particularly relevant for settings where transfers are geographically targeted with no measures to absorb the extra influx of students.

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