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Latin America and the Caribbean
Jefas y Jefes de Hogar Desocupados (2002-2005)



Date: 2002-2005
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: This conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) includes employment actions. It unifies emergency employment programmes in the context of economic, political and social crisis that hit the country in late 2001.


Target population: Families with unemployed heads of households with children up to age 18, disabled or pregnant women.
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Categorical: unemployed heads of households
2) Community: Local Advisory Councils
Exit strategies or criteria: When household loses eligibility; Migration to the programme "Familias por la Inclusion Social" since 2005.


Legal framework: Regulation 165/02 Decree no. 565/02, Decree no. 39/03, Decree no. 144/03, Decree no. 1353-1303; Decree no 696/03 ; Decree no 1506-1504, Law No. 26,077
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security
Source of funding: Government of Argentina, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

1) Subsidio (Subsidy)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 18 years old.
2) Disabled
3) Pregnant women
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Debit card
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Head of household
Maximum per household: One transfer per household
Conditionalities: Employment: Participation of users in social infrastructure projects or in training activities that involve a time commitment between 4 and 6 hours per day.
Health: Attendance to health checks and vaccinations.
Education: Children: Regular school attendance.
Comments: The component "community activities " includes community and social support tasks (communal and school dining, orchards, community wardrobes, care for people, etc.), rural and urban development (fairs, municipal slaughterhouses, etc.), tourism (conservation of historic and cultural areas, guidance and tourist assistance services, etc), environmental projects, building activities and / or social housing, etc.
The component "materials" includes utility infrastructure projects, sanitation infrastructure, social, productive and development infrastructure, habitat improvement and community orchards, which are run by municipalities, government and community boards. It also includes activities such as ending studies, training, and seasonal jobs.


Poverty and Employability Effects of Workfare Programs in Argentina

Author: Roncomi, L., Sanguinetti, J., Fachelli, S., Casazza, V. and Francescechelli, I.
Date: 2006
Publication info: PMMA Working Paper 2006-14
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on labour market


Jump-starting Self-employment? Evidence for Welfare Participants in Argentina

Author: Almeida, R. and Galasso, E.
Date: 2010
Publication info: World Development Volume 38, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 742-755
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on labour market


Labor informality effects of a poverty-alleviation program

Author: Gasparini, L., Haimovich, F. and Olivieri, S.
Date: 2007
Publication info: CEDLAS, Working Paper, N° 53, Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on labour market


Social protection in a crisis: Argentina’s plan Jefes y Jefas

Author: Galasso, E. and Ravallion, M.
Date: 2003
Publication info: Policy Research Working Paper, N° 3165, Washington, D.C., World Bank
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on labour market


Effectiveness of Active Labour Market Tools in Conditional Cash Transfers programmes: Evidence for Argentina

Author: López Mourelo, E. and Escudero, V.
Date: 2016
Publication info: Working Paper No. 11, Research Department, ILO
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on labour market


Segunda evaluación del Programa Jefes de Hogar. Resultados de la encuesta a beneficiarios

Author: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social (2004)
Date: 2004
Publication info: Trabajo, ocupación y empleo. Estudios 2004
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation


Transiciones ocupacionales: el caso del Plan Jefes y Jefas

Author: Cortés, Rosalía; Groisman, Fernando and Hoszowki, Agusto
Date: n/d
Publication info: Realidad Económica 202 [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information / Evaluation


El Plan Jefes y Jefas de Hogar Desocupados (PJyJHD). Análisis de sus características y objetivos. Fortalezas y debilidades

Author: Neffa, Julio César
Date: n/d
Publication info: CLACSO [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information / Evaluation


Derecho a la inclusión o paz social? Plan Jefas y Jefes de Hogar Desocupados

Author: Golbert, Laura
Date: 2004
Publication info: Serie políticas sociales (84), CEPAL [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information / Evaluation


El clientelismo en la gestión de programas sociales contra la pobreza, Documento de políticas Públicas / Análisis (60)

Author: Gruenberg, Christian and Victoria Pereyra Iraola
Date: 2009
Publication info: CIPPEC [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Clientelism




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