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Dan Levy

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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
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79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 136
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Levy, Dan, and Jim Ohls. "Evaluation of Jamaica's PATH Conditional Cash Transfer Programme." Journal of Development Effectiveness 2.4 (December 2010): 421-441.

Abstract

This paper summarises the findings of an evaluation of the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), a conditional cash transfer programme implemented by the Government of Jamaica. The authors find that PATH was generally implemented as intended; exhibited better targeting to the poor than other similar social assistance programmes in Jamaica; and had positive and statistically significant impacts on school attendance and number of preventive healthcare visits for children. They find no evidence, however, that PATH was able to affect longer-term outcomes such as marks, grade progression, or healthcare status.