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AUTHOR(S)

M. Hidrobo, Amber Peterman, L. Heise

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American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July 2016, vol. 8 (3), pp. 284–303.

ABSTRACT

Using a randomized experiment in Ecuador, this study provides evidence on whether cash, vouchers, and food transfers targeted to women and intended to reduce poverty and food insecurity also affected intimate partner violence. Results indicate that transfers reduce controlling behaviors and physical and/or sexual violence by 6 to 7 percentage points. Impacts do not vary by transfer modality, which provides evidence that transfers not only have the potential to decrease violence in the short-term, but also that cash is just as effective as in-kind transfers.
LANGUAGE:
English
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LIBRARY RECORD

JOURNAL TITLEAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics
YEAR2016
VOLUME8
No. 3
PAGE(S)284–303
SOURCEVIEW ARTICLE
DESCRIPTORSCash transfers
Gender based violence
GEO DESCRIPTORSEcuador
RESEARCH PROJECT(S) Social Protection & Cash Transfers
PEER REVIEWEDYES