The Long(er)‐Term Impacts of Chile Solidario on Human Capital and Labor Income
Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have become one of the most prominent antipoverty policy innovations over the last two decades. In the Latin American region alone, 18 countries have adopted CCTs to cover approximately 130 million people living in poverty.
CCTs vary in terms of their scale, scope, and design features, but overall they provide income support to poor households, on the condition that school‐age children go to school and that family members attend regular health check‐ups.
The underlying idea is that by providing monetary incentives to poor households that underinvest in the human capital of their children, CCTs help to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty.