Impact of Cash Transfer Programme on School Enrollment: The Case of BISP
Author: Dur-e-Sameen Durrani

This study investigates the impact of unconditional cash transfers of BISP on school enrollment of children belong to age group 5-14. Household Integrated Economic Survey 2013-14 dataset has been used which is nationally representative survey, conducted by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The findings of probit estimation to analyze the determinants of receiving cash grant imply that households having educated household heads are less likely to receive cash grant as compared to households having uneducated heads. HH size and dependency have positive relationship with probability of receiving cash grant. To determine the impact of BISP cash grant on school enrollment of children, first the issue of selection biasness was tackled using Propensity score matching technique in which two identical groups are formulated on which the analysis has been done. These groups were called Treatment and Controlled group. The study used Average treatment on treated (ATT) using stratification, nearest neighbor, radius and kernel`s methods to analyze the impact of cash transfer on school enrollment but results found no significant impact between cash grant under BISP and school enrollment of children. Supervisor:- Dr. Nasir Iqbal

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Keywords : BISP, Impact of Cash Transfer, School Enrollment
Supervisor: Nasir Iqbal

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