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Health effects of 'Juntos', a conditional cash transfer programme in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Perez-Lu, Jose E.
dc.contributor.author Carcamo, Cesar
dc.contributor.author Nandi, Arijit
dc.contributor.author Kaufman, Jay S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T15:18:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T15:18:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4667
dc.description.abstract In some countries, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes show an impact on maternal and child health. Juntos, the CCT programme in Peru, has been evaluated several times operationally, but seldom for maternal and child health outcomes. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of Juntos on children under 6 years, pregnant women and mothers of children under 17 years. Outcomes evaluated included (1) anaemia in women and children; (2) acute malnutrition in children; (3) post-partum complications in mothers; and (4) underweight and overweight in mothers. We identified Juntos eligible respondents from the Demographic and Health Surveys of Peru for years 2007 to 2013. Propensity score matching was used to identify comparable treatment and control groups, including eligible respondents enrolled in Juntos vs. those not enrolled in Juntos (individual-level analysis), as well as eligible respondents living in Juntos districts vs. those not residing in Juntos districts (district-level analysis). We then used generalized linear models to estimate prevalence ratios. Individual level analysis showed that Juntos reduced underweight in women (PR:0.39, 95%CI:0.18 - 0.85) and anaemia in children (PR:0.93, 95%CI:0.86 - 1.00). In the district level analysis, the programme was associated with a reduction of overweight in women (PR:0.94, 95%CI:0.90 - 0.98) and acute malnutrition in children (PR:0.49, 95%CI:0.32 - 0.73), but an increase in the prevalence of anaemia in children (PR:1.09, 95%CI:1.01 - 1.17). We found that Juntos had an effect on maternal and child health indicators, but further studies are required to overcome some limitations encountered here. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1740-8709
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Patient Compliance en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Sensitivity and Specificity en_US
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en_US
dc.subject Child, Preschool en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Nutritional Status en_US
dc.subject Body Mass Index en_US
dc.subject Mothers en_US
dc.subject Peru/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Health Policy en_US
dc.subject anaemia en_US
dc.subject child care en_US
dc.subject conditional cash transfer programmes en_US
dc.subject malnutrition en_US
dc.subject nutritional status en_US
dc.subject propensity score matching en_US
dc.subject Public Assistance en_US
dc.subject Anemia, Iron-Deficiency/epidemiology/therapy en_US
dc.subject Child Health/economics en_US
dc.subject Malnutrition/epidemiology/therapy en_US
dc.subject Maternal Health/economics en_US
dc.subject Overweight/epidemiology/therapy en_US
dc.subject Thinness/epidemiology/therapy en_US
dc.title Health effects of 'Juntos', a conditional cash transfer programme in Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12348
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.04
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.03


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