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Table 2 Balancing—characteristics of the eligible and the non-eligible

From: Conditional cash transfer and informality in Brazil

  Total sample Sample I Sample II
  All households receiving the PBF benefit Households with PCHIs < R$ 700.00 Households with PCHIs > R$ 50.00 and PCHIs < $ 700.00
  Eligible Non-eligible Eligible Non-eligible Eligible Non-eligible
Individual characteristics       
Gender (% de men) 78.9 75.5 78.2 77.6 78.5 77.1
Years of schooling 6.9 7.2 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1
Age 45.3 44.4 44.8 43.7 44.8 43.6
Household characteristics       
No. of people in the family 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.5
Resident in the NO/NE regions 38.7 40.6 39.9 42.4 38.4 42.0
Total per capita income 508.1 544.1 306.3 304.4 313.3 310.1
Number of observations 284 310 238 250 232 245
  1. Source: 2006 PNAD.