Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Amzad Hossain, Md
Committee Member/Second Reader
Committee Member/Third Reader
This paper examines the impact of an Indonesian conditional cash transfer program, named Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH), on households’ use of institutional delivery facilities at childbirth. Difference-in-differences and fixed effects regressions were conducted to examine the relationship between receipt of PKH cash transfers, use of institutional delivery facilities, and accessibility to institutional and traditional delivery facilities. The accessibility to institutional and traditional delivery facilities was demonstrated through a longer one-way trip time to these facilities. This paper had three significant findings: (1) that receipt of PKH cash transfers reduced the use of institutional delivery facilities, (2) that receipt of PKH cash transfers increased the use of traditional delivery facilities, and (3) that a longer one-way trip time to institutional delivery facilities reduces the likelihood of use of institutional delivery facilities. This paper expands the existing literature on conditional cash transfer programs and improving maternal health outcomes. Furthermore, the results have broader policy implications for the use of conditional cash transfer programs to address inequities in access to maternal healthcare.
Economics, Maternal, Healthcare, Delivery, Indonesia
Murray, K. (2023). The Role of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Improving Access to Professional Attendance at Birth in Indonesia. Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/econuht/48