Walking on solid ground: a replication study on Piso Firme’s impact

Walking on solid ground: a replication study on Piso Firme’s impact

3ie Replication Paper 7

María Pía Basurto, Ramiro Burga, José Luis Flor Toro and and César Huaroto

This replication study re-examines some of the limited existing research on how quality of housing affects health and socioeconomic outcomes, including household measures of health for children and mothers. The replication researchers, María Pía Basurto, Ramiro Burga, José Luis Flor Toro and César Huaroto, reproduce the published findings in their pure replication. They then extend their analysis to explore alternative definitions and measurement strategies in their measurement and estimation analysis (MEA) and look at possible heterogeneous impacts in their theory of change analysis (TCA). 

The original study, Housing, Health and Happiness by Cattaneo et al. (2009), is a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of Piso Firme, a government intervention to replace dirt floors with cement flooring in Mexican households. The replication researchers find very similar results as the original study in their pure replication, with the introduction of cement floors increasing health measurements in both children and adults. The results remain generally robust to the alternative strategies introduced in the MEA. In their TCA results, the replication researchers found that households with initial high levels of cement floor coverage benefited less from this intervention than those with lower level of cement flooring at the beginning of the intervention. 

Risk sharing and transaction costs: a replication study of evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Risk sharing and transaction costs: a replication study of evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Replication paper 3ie 2019
This replication study starts with the twin strategies of push-button and pure replications of the original study. It then followed this up with various consistency and robustness checks, such as propensity score matching and the Tobit model specification.

Cash and change: a replication study of a cash transfer experiment in Malawi

Cash and change: a replication study of a cash transfer experiment in Malawi

Replication paper 3ie 2019
Maira Reimão conducted a replication of a 2011 study, Cash or condition? Evidence from a cash transfer experiment, by Baird and colleagues, which is one of the few studies that empirically compares the impact of unconditional cash transfers to that of conditional cash transfers.

Impact of unconditional cash transfers: a replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

Impact of unconditional cash transfers: a replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

Replication paper 3ie 2019

Wang and colleagues replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Haushofer and Shapiro in 2016.

3ie Replication paper 18

Savings revisited: a replication study of a savings intervention in Malawi

Replication paper 3ie 2018

Jesper Stage and Tharshini Thangavelu replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Lasse Brune and colleagues in 2016 in Malawi.

RPS19

Mobile money and its impact on improving living conditions in Niger: a replication study

Replication paper 3ie

Edmundo Beteta and colleagues replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Aker and colleagues in 2016 in Niger.