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Latin America and the Caribbean
Bolsa Escola (2001-2003)
Brazil

 

 

Date: 2001-2003
Description: Federal conditional cash transfer programme with emphasis on education. Successor of the municipal CCT programs (Federal District, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Vitoria, Recife, etc.). And successor of the state program Garantía de Renda Mínima (PGRM) 1999. In 2003, it becomes part of the recently created Bolsa Família. It continued to pay benefits to those who had not yet migrated to the Bolsa Família programme.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families in extreme poverty with children aged 6 to 15 years.
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Direct means testing (means test)
2) Geographic
Instrument of selection: Bolsa Escola Registry (Cadbes)
Exit strategies or criteria: When household loses eligibility
Comments: The programme is closed since 2009, and does not pay any benefit
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Law n. 10219
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Education
Source of funding: Federal Government of Brazil
   

1) Transfer Bolsa Escola

Recipient(s): Children between the ages of 6 and 15 years
Mode of transfer: Transfer according to family composition (number of children)
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Three beneficiaries per household
Conditionalities: Education: minimum school attendance of 85%

 

The impact of conditional cash transfer programs on household work decisions in Brazil

Author: Ferro, A., and Nicollela, A.
Date: 2007
Publication info: IZA working paper
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

The impact of conditional cash transfer programs on household work decisions in Brazil

Author: Ferro, A., Kassouf, A., and Levison, D.
Date: 2010
Publication info: Working paper of ANPEC
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

The impact o f cash transfers on child labor and school attendance in Brazil.

Author: Cardoso, E. and Portela, A.
Date: 2004
Publication info: Working paper No. 04-W07 of Vanderbilt University
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Avaliação do Impacto dos Programas de Bolsa Escola na Incidência de Trabalho Infantil no Brasil.

Author: Ferro, A., and Kassouf, A.
Date: 2003
Publication info: Working paper of ANPEC
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Conditional Cash Transfers, Schooling, and Child Labor: Micro-Simulating Brazil's Bolsa Escola Program

Author: Bourguignon, François, Francisco Ferreira and Phillippe Leite
Date: 2003
Publication info: The World Bank Economic Review, 17 (2), 229-254. [en línea]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact on education / impact on child labor

 

The Bolsa Escola Program: Institutional design and management arrangements

Author: Bonal, Xavier and Aina Tarabini
Date: 2005
Publication info: Working paper from the seminar on social policy analysis, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information / Evaluation

 

Brazil’s Bolsa Escola Program: The Role of Local Governance in Decentralized Implementation

Author: de Janvry, Alain, et. al.
Date: 2005
Publication info: SP Discussión Paper (0542), Washington D.C. Banco Mundial, diciembre [en línea]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Decentralization

 

Evaluating Brazil’s Bolsa Escola Program: Impact on Schooling and Municipal Roles

Author: de Janvry, Alain, Federico Finan and Elisabeth Sadoulet
Date: 2006
Publication info: Universidad de California (Berkeley)
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on education outcomes

 

Bolsa escola: history and evolution

Author: Do Nascimento, Elimer and Marcelo Aguiar
Date: 2006
Publication info: Research papers IIPE, París: UNESCO/IIPE
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General Information / Evaluation

 

 

 

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