Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bicycles access and school enrollment

Análise Real (a Brazilian economics Blog) called my attention to this paper by Profs. K. Muralidharan and N. Prakash where they analyze an Indian program "... aimed to reduce the gender gap in secondary school enrollment by providing girls who continued to secondary school with a bicycle that would improve access to school."

By the way, their results show the Cycle program has impressive results when compared to more traditional programs (i.e. conditional cash transfer). 

This paper is going to the top of my reading list! Here is the paper. And here is a video briefing on the study.