Given the worldwide trend of aging populations, it is important to learn about the long- and short-term effects of non-contributory social security programs. With the State of Yucatan, CLASP designed such a program for towns with more than 20,000 inhabitants. The project team is now evaluating its impact on the welfare of residents ages 70 and older.
Evaluation of Policy Interventions by the Center for Latin American Social Policy
CLASP researchers conduct rigorous evaluations of social policy programs using randomized and quasi-experimental methods as well as structural models of individual behavior. The aim of these evaluations is to understand how to improve the wellbeing of the population by analyzing the effectiveness, scalability, and implementation feasibility of programs. Researchers collaborate closely with local institutions to support capacity-building in the region.