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AUTHOR(S)

Averi Chakrabarti, Sudhanshu Handa, Luisa Natali, David Seidenfeld, Gelson Tembo

DETAIL(S)

Journal of Development Effectiveness, March 2020

ABSTRACT

We examine the effect of the Zambia Child Grant Programme – an unconditional cash transfer (CT) targeted to rural households with children under age five – on height-for-age up to four years after programme initiation. The CT scheme had large positive effects on nutritional inputs like food expenditure and meal frequency, but no impact on child height-for-age. Production function estimates indicate that food carries little weight in the production of child height in the study sample. In settings with poor health infrastructure and harsh disease environments, a stand-alone CT is unlikely to address long-term chronic malnutrition unless accompanied by complementary interventions.
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English
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LIBRARY RECORD

JOURNAL TITLEJournal of Development Effectiveness
YEAR2020
OPEN SOURCE https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19439342.2020.1731568
DESCRIPTORSChild nutrition
Cash transfers
GEO DESCRIPTORSZambia
RESEARCH PROJECT(S) Social Protection and Cash Transfers
PEER REVIEWEDYES