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dc.creatorBlanco, Mariana 
dc.creatorVargas, Juan F. 
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-16T13:05:36Z
dc.date.available2015-10-16T13:05:36Z
dc.date.created2010
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/11288
dc.description.abstractWe carried out a randomized controlled trial in Bogotá, the recipient of Colombia´s highest number of internally displaced people (IDP), to assess whether the use of SMS to communicate eligibility to social benefits fosters the welfare of victimized internal refugees. Only a fraction of IDP are elegible to benefits. We inform eligibility via SMS to a random half of IDP-households who are, and estimate the Local Average Treatment Effect of the text message on the knowledge of the benefits available tothe displaced population. We show that while on the average treated households know their rights better than controls, a more disaggregate analysis suggest that there is variation of awareness across benefits. The intervention was overall successful in empowering IDP and the use of SMS should be widened as a social policy instrument. However our results suggest that text messages should be complemented with other communication strategies, yet to be evaluated.
dc.format.extent27 páginas
dc.format.mediumRecurso electrónico
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSerie Documentos de Trabajo. No. 87 (Julio 2010)
dc.relation.urihttps://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000092/007306.html
dc.subject.ddcProblemas sociales & bienestar social en general 
dc.subject.lembDesplazados por la violencia
dc.subject.lembDesplazamiento forzado
dc.subject.lembPolíticas públicas
dc.subject.lembComunicación::Aspectos Sociales
dc.subject.lembViolencia::Aspectos Sociales
dc.subject.lembBogotá (Colombia)::Condiciones Sociales
dc.titleEmpowering IDP with SMS: a randomized controlled trial in Bogotá
dc.typeworkingPaper
dc.publisherUniversidad del Rosario
dc.publisher.departmentFacultad de Economía
dc.identifier.editorialUniversidad del Rosario
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto completo)
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.format.tipoDocumento
dc.rights.ccAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 2.5 Colombia
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.48713/10336_11288
dc.relation.citationIssueNo. 87
dc.relation.citationTitleSerie Documentos de trabajo. Economía
dc.source.instnameinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.source.instnameinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.source.reponamereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR


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