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Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impacts

Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impacts

Richard de Groot, Tia Palermo, Sudhanshu Handa, Luigi Peter Ragno, Amber Peterman
Development Policy Review, 2017

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ABSTRACT

Childhood malnutrition remains a significant global problem, with an estimated 162 million children under the age of five suffering from stunted growth. This article examines the extent to which cash transfer programmes can improve child nutrition. It adopts a framework that captures and explains the pathways and determinants of child nutrition. The framework is then used to organize and discuss relevant evidence from the impact evaluation literature, focusing on impact pathways and new and emerging findings from sub-Saharan Africa to identify critical elements that determine child nutrition outcomes as well as knowledge gaps requiring further research, such as children's dietary diversity, caregiver behaviours and stress.

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Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impacts

Richard de Groot, Tia Palermo, Sudhanshu Handa, Luigi Peter Ragno, Amber Peterman
Development Policy Review, 2017

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Investments in children’s health and the Kenyan cash transfer for orphans and vulnerable children: evidence from an unconditional cash transfer scheme

Carolyn Huang, Kavita Singh, Sudhanshu Handa, Carolyn Halpern, Audrey Pettifor, Harsha Thirumurthy
Health Policy and Plannning, 2017

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Cash for Women’s Empowerment? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Program

Juan Bonilla, Rosa Castro Zarzur, Sudhanshu Handa, Claire Nowlin, Amber Peterman, Hannah Ring, David Seidenfeld
World Development, 2017

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Poverty and perceived stress: Evidence from two unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia

Jacob De Hoop, Tia Palermo, Lisa Hjelm, Sudhanshu Handa
Social Science & Medicine, 2017, vol. 177, pp. 110-117.

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Impact of cash transfer programs on food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country analysis

Smriti Tiwaria, Silvio Daidone, Maria Angelita Ruvalcaba, Ervin Prifti, Sudhanshu Handa, Benjamin Davis, Ousmane Niang, Luca Pellerano, Paul Quarles van Ufford, David Seidenfeld
Global Food Security, 2016, vol. 11, pp. 72-83.

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Social networks, social participation, and health among youth living in extreme poverty in rural Malawi

Amelia Rock, Clare Barrington, Sara Abdoulayi, Maxton Tsoka, Peter Mvula, Sudhanshu Handa
Social Science & Medicine, 2016, vol. 170, pp. 55-62.

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Unconditional government social cash transfer in Africa does not increase fertility

Tia Palermo, Sudhanshu Handa, Amber Peterman, Leah Prencipe, David Seidenfeld
Journal of Population Economics, 2016, vol. 29 (4), pp. 1083-1111.

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The impact of Zambia’s unconditional child grant on schooling and work: results from a large-scale social experiment

Sudhanshu Handa, Luisa Natali, David Seidenfeld, Gelson Tembo
Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2016, vol. 8, pp. 346-367.

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Child Poverty in the European Union: the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis Approach (EU-MODA)

Yekaterina Chzhen, Chris De Neubourg, Ilze Plavgo, Marlous de Milliano
Child Indicators Research, 2016, vol. 9 (2), pp. 335-356.

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Time Discounting and Credit Market Access in a Large-Scale Cash Transfer Programme

Sudhanshu Handa, Bruno Martorano, Carolyn T. Halpern, Harsha Thirumurthy, Audrey Pettifor
Journal of African Economies, 2016, vol. 25 (3), pp. 367-387.

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How does a national poverty programme influence sexual debut among Kenyan adolescents?

Sudhanshu Handa, Tia Palermo, Molly Rosenberg, Audrey Pettifor, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Harsha Thirumurthy
Global Public Health, 2016, pp. 1-22.

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Violence Against Children in the Asia Pacific Region

Michael P. Dunne, Wan Yuen Choo, Bernadette Madrid, Ramya Subrahmanian, Lauren Rumble, Stephen Blight, Mary Catherine Maternowska
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2015, vol. 27 (8)

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