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Can unconditional cash transfers raise long-term living standards? Evidence from Zambia

Can unconditional cash transfers raise long-term living standards? Evidence from Zambia

Sudhanshu Handa, Luisa Natali, David Seidenfeld, Gelson Tembo, Benjamin Davis
Journal of Development Economics, July 2018, vol. 133, pp. 42-65.

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In Africa, state-sponsored cash transfer programs now reach nearly 50 million people. Do these programs raise long-term living standards? We examine this question using experimental data from two unconditional cash transfer programs implemented by the Zambian Government. We find far-reaching effects of the programs both on food security and consumption as well as on a range of productive outcomes. After three years, household spending is on average 67 percent larger than the value of the transfer received, implying a sizeable multiplier effect, which works through increased non-farm activity and agricultural production.

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Multidimensional Child Poverty in three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lucia Ferrone, Marlous de Milliano
Child Indicators Research, August 2017, pp. 1-27.

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Multidimensional Poverty Among Adolescents in 38 Countries: Evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2013/14 Study

Yekaterina Chzhen, Zlata Bruckauf, Emilia Toczydlowska, Frank Elgar, Conception Moreno-Maldonado, Gonneke W.J.M. Stevens, Dagmar Sigmudova, Geneviève Gariépy
Child Indicator Research, August 2017, pp. 1-25.

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Women’s economic capacity and children’s human capital accumulation

Jacobus De Hoop, Patrick Premand, Furio Rosati, Renos Vakis
Journal of Population Economics, July 2017

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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, April 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, April 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, March 2017

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

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

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Children as Internet users: how can evidence better inform policy debate?

Jasmina Byrne, Patrick Burton
Journal of Cyber policy, February 2017, pp. 1-14.

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