Familias In Acción: Conditional Cash Transfer Program Analysis

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Familias in Acción is a conditional cash transfer program that has managed to have some success in reducing levels of poverty in Colombia. The main objective of this program is to provide monetary assistance to families with children under 18 years of age and for them to use the funds to further the children's health and education. This is achieved in numerous ways such as (a) the consumption of food, the development of nutritional and health care habits, and the nutritional monitoring of children; and, (b) school attendance and retention at basic education levels (i.e., elementary, intermediate, and high school education). In exchange, parents are required to comply with a set of responsibilities that include: (a) monitoring their children’s
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