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Conditional Income Support Programs: The Case of Mexico’s Oportunidades
Chicago Policy Review (2003)
  • Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu
This paper describes the main features of Oportunidades, an innovative poverty alleviation program recently implemented in Mexico and targeted to households living in extreme poverty. It also surveys the main evaluations of Oportunidades, which have benefited from the fact that the program constitutes one of the largest randomized social experiments of its kind.
  • Conditional Cash Transfer Programs,
  • Randomized Control Trials,
  • Oportunidades,
  • Progresa,
  • Mexico,
  • Poverty Alleviation
Publication Date
Spring 2003
Citation Information
Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu. "Conditional Income Support Programs: The Case of Mexico’s Oportunidades" Chicago Policy Review Vol. 7 Iss. 1 (2003)
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