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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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Women’s Individual Asset Ownership and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence From 28 International Surveys

Amber Peterman, Audrey Pereira, Jennifer Bleck, Tia Palermo, Kathryn M. Yount
American Journal of Public Health, 2017, vol. 107 (5), pp. 747-755.

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Gender Justice and (In)security in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Bina D'Costa
Postcolonial studies, December 2016, vol. 19 (4), pp. 409-426 .

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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, December 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, December 2016, vol. 170, pp. 55-62.

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Physical, Emotional and Sexual Adolescent Abuse Victimisation in South Africa: Prevalence, incidence, perpetrators and locations

F. Meinck, F. Cluver, M. Boyes, Heidi Loening-Voysey
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, October 2016, vol. 70 (9), pp. 910-916.

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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, October 2016, vol. 29 (4), pp. 1083-1111.

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The Effect of Cash, Vouchers and Food Transfers on Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador

M. Hidrobo, Amber Peterman, L. Heise
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July 2016, vol. 8 (3), pp. 284–303.

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