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AUTHOR(S)

Tia Palermo, Sudhanshu Handa, Amber Peterman, Leah Prencipe, David Seidenfeld

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Journal of Population Economics, October 2016, vol. 29 (4), pp. 1083-1111.

ABSTRACT

Among policymakers, a common perception surrounding the effects of cash transfer programmes, particularly unconditional programmes targeted to families with children, is that they induce increased fertility. We evaluate the Zambian Child Grant Programme, a government unconditional cash transfer targeted to families with a child under the age of 5 and examine impacts on fertility and household composition. The evaluation was a cluster randomized control trial, with data collected over 4 years from 2010 to 2014. Our results indicate that there are no programme impacts on overall fertility. Our results contribute to a small evidence base demonstrating that there are no unintended incentives related to fertility due to cash transfers.
LANGUAGE:
English
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LIBRARY RECORD

JOURNAL TITLEJournal of Population Economics
YEAR2016
VOLUME29
No. 4
PAGE(S)1083-1111
SOURCEVIEW ARTICLE
DESCRIPTORSCash transfers
Fertility
GEO DESCRIPTORSZambia
RESEARCH PROJECT(S) Social protection and cash transfers
PEER REVIEWEDYES