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Are parents altruistic? Evidence from Mexico

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Are parents altruistic or selfish? We contribute to the continuing debate of this question by proposing a simple test which is implemented using experimental data from the Mexican anti-poverty programme PROGRESA. Benefit eligibility is randomised. Our estimation strategy explicitly addresses potentially confounding factors and selection bias problems. We reject selfishness of parents in non-urbanMexico as PROGRESA beneficiaries spend more on child-related goods and do not increase spending on adult-related goods compared to parents in the control group. At the same time, we reject some rival theories.

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Schluter, Christian and Wahba, Jackline (2010) Are parents altruistic? Evidence from Mexico Journal of Population Economics, 23, (3), pp. 1153-1174. (doi:10.1007/s00148-008-0207-6).

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Published date: 2010
Keywords: parental altruism, poor households, progresa
Organisations: Economics

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Local EPrints ID: 153083
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/153083
ISSN: 0933-1433
PURE UUID: 51c89df7-47f4-4067-80ec-8cde385369a2

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Date deposited: 18 May 2010 11:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:52

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