Replication data for: The Demand for Food of Poor Urban Mexican Households: Understanding Policy Impacts Using Structural Models

Manuela Angelucci & Orazio Attanasio
We use Oportunidades, a conditional cash transfer to women, to show that standard demand models do not represent the sample's behavior: Oportunidades increases eligible households' food budget shares, despite food being a necessity; demand for food and high-protein food changes over time only in treatment areas; the treatment effects on food and high-protein food consumption are larger than the prediction from the Engel curves at baseline; and the curves do not change in eligible households...
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