CCTs and conditionalities: An exploratory analysis of not meeting conditional cash transfer conditionalities in Chile’s Families Programme

Tal Reininger, Cristobal Villalobos, Ignacio Wyman

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Since the mid-1990s, conditional cash transfer programmes have rapidly proliferated in Latin America, although little research has examined the characteristics of families who do not meet programme conditionalities. In order to contribute to this gap in knowledge, this study sought to identify the individual, family and programme variables associated with not meeting conditionalities of Chile’s CCT.The study found that certain variables related to family vulnerability were associated with not meeting conditionalities. These findings uncover an important contradiction in Chile’s CCT programme, since while seeking to guarantee social inclusion the programme may in fact be contributing to greater exclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-113
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Poverty and Social Justice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019



  • Chile
  • Conditional cash transfers
  • Poverty/welfare reform
  • Quantitative research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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