Population Council Podcast:
Michaela Gulemetova, 11 October 2011
Evaluating the impact of conditional cash transfer programs on adolescent decisions about marriage and fertility: The case of Oportunidades (1:25)
Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program Seminar Series
Population Council, New York, NY
NOTE: Audience members are not using microphones. Thus, there are short periods of silence during the Q&A session at the end of this podcast.
Michaela Gulemetova is a senior researcher at the National Education Association (NEA), and her current focus is on education policies about student achievement, teacher effectiveness, and school improvement. Prior to NEA, she has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme on topics involving conditional cash transfers and Roma minorities from Eastern Europe. Her other research interests include program impacts on education outcomes and adolescents' transitions to adulthood.
Gulemetova presented findings from an impact evaluation of Oportunidades—a nationwide antipoverty intervention in Mexico—on teenage girls' transitions to sexual activity, marriage, and fertility by applying hazard analysis methods.
The talk focused on the advantages of using duration modeling to discern program effects when the outcome of interest is timing of multiple decisions of participants.