Replication data for: The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families

Joseph Ferrie, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Anna Aizer & Shari Eli
We estimate the long-run impact of cash transfers to poor families on children's longevity, educational attainment, nutritional status, and income in adulthood. To do so, we collected individual- level administrative records of applicants to the Mothers' Pension program -- the first government-sponsored welfare program in the United States (1911-1935) -- and matched them to census, WWII, and death records. Male children of accepted applicants lived one year longer than those of rejected mothers. They also...
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