Working Paper
Social Transfer Programmes and School Enrolment in Malawi

a Micro-Simulation

This paper investigates the impact of social transfer programmes on school enrollment and child labour in Malawi utilizing a micro-simulation evaluation method. Four hypothetical cash transfer programmes, differentiated in terms of their conditions on children’s enrollment and gender, are considered. Results show that boys' enrollment increases in all four scenarios, whereas girls' enrollment increases only when the conditionality on enrollment is enforced.