CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Bethelhem Legesse Debela
How Does Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program Affect Livestock Accumulation and Children’s Education?
() and Stein Holden
Abstract: We use panel data from Northern Ethiopia to investigate
the welfare impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program. We assess
whether the program raised livestock asset levels and children’s education
among participant households. Using treatment effects models, we find that
participants in the public work component invested more in livestock and
children’s education than non-participant households after controlling for
selection into the program. Participation in the program helps to protect
beneficiaries from sacrificing their children’s education in response to
shocks. Our conclusion remains the same when we control for the extent of
down sale of livestock to avoid graduation from the program.
Keywords: Social protection; safety net; asset accumulation; education; Ethiopia; Africa; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I32; I38; (follow links to similar papers)
47 pages, November 19, 2014
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