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Title: Household income trajectories, PROGRESAOportunidades, and child well-being at pre-school age in rural Mexico
Authors: Valadez, Laura
Keywords: Child poverty
Child well-being
Rural Mexico
Income trajectories
PROGRESA-Oportunidades
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis © Human Development and Capability Association
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This paper is closed access until 3rd May 2018.
Sponsor: This work was supported by Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología as part of the author’s doctoral studies.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2016.1225701
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23161
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2016.1225701
ISSN: 1945-2829
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