Application of the relationships of databases and of the regression discontinuity to evaluate the impact of the “Bolsa Familia” program on the education in Brazil

Julio Racchumi, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (CEDEPLAR)
Diana Oya Sawyer, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (CEDEPLAR)

This work explores the sole possibilities generated with the relationship of data bases originated from different information sources, to apply the Regression Discontinuity (RD) in the analysis of the impact of the Bolsa Familia Program (BFP)on the education. To answer this objective, it is first utilized the relationship of the data bases from the field research of the Avaliação de Impacto do Programa Bolsa Família and from the administrative records of the CadÚnico. With the information obtained in this relationship are estimated with RD the effects of the BFP on the education. Two important results were observed: the number of families that it was possible to find was considered satisfactory to estimate the effect with the RD, and the results this estimation indicate the presence of few significant impacts for the indicators of the education, confirming that the program, still by itself, dos not impact all of the educational aspects.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Health and ageing