More than just a black-board: Cash transfers and adolescent education in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Eyal, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Woolard, Ingrid
dc.contributor.author Burns, Justine
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-06T10:26:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-06T10:26:22Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08
dc.identifier.citation Eyal, K., Woolard, I., Burns, J. (2018). More than just a black-board: Cash transfers and adolescent education in South Africa. Cape Town: SALDRU, UCT. (SALDRU Working Paper Number 125, Version 2/ NIDS Discussion Paper 2013/7).
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920517-66-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/689
dc.description en_US
dc.description.abstract Please note: This paper has been updated. Cash transfers are a well-known tool in the developing world to alleviate poverty. However, much of the research evaluating these programs has focussed on short term outcomes, in populations of younger children. Using exogenous changes in the age eligibility limit of an unconditional cash transfer to South African children, this paper examines the current and cumulative impact of grant receipt on the educational outcomes of older adolescents. We find that while current grant receipt raises enrolment rates, longer exposure to this cash transfer does not predict higher years of education attained, or other similar measures of cumulative attainment. This finding emphasises the crucial nature of school quality for educational attainment - a hypothesis that the data supports. It is clear that education is a function of more than just a blackboard - quality of school matters too. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SALDRU Working Papers;125
dc.subject National Income Dynamics Study en_US
dc.subject NIDS en_US
dc.subject Child Support Grant en_US
dc.subject School Enrolment en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title More than just a black-board: Cash transfers and adolescent education in South Africa en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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