Parker Awarded NIH Grant to Research Impact of Cash Transfer Program Rollback

Parker Awarded NIH Grant to Research Impact of Cash Transfer Program Rollback jdunklee Mon, 08/22/2022 – 11:32 Susan Parker

University of Maryland School of Public Policy professor, Center for International Security Studies at Maryland Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Maryland Population Research Center Susan Parker has been awarded an R21 grant for approximately $424,000 over two years from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study effects of the rollback of a successful conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in Mexico. 

Parker, alongside Tom Vogl, University of California San Diego, and Fernanda Marquez-Padilla, El Colegio de México, will carry out the statistical analysis of large publicly available datasets to analyze the effects of the sudden elimination of Prospera, a pioneering CCT that was known for its success in raising education and health among its recipients. 

“CCT programs are commonly thought to protect children’s schooling…
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