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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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The impact of Zambia’s unconditional child grant on schooling and work: results from a large-scale social experiment

Sudhanshu Handa, Luisa Natali, David Seidenfeld, Gelson Tembo
Journal of Development Effectiveness, July 2016, vol. 8, pp. 346-367.

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Child Poverty in the European Union: the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis Approach (EU-MODA)

Yekaterina Chzhen, Chris De Neubourg, Ilze Plavgo, Marlous de Milliano
Child Indicators Research, June 2016, vol. 9 (2), pp. 335-356.

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Time Discounting and Credit Market Access in a Large-Scale Cash Transfer Programme

Sudhanshu Handa, Bruno Martorano, Carolyn T. Halpern, Harsha Thirumurthy, Audrey Pettifor
Journal of African Economies, June 2016, vol. 25 (3), pp. 367-387.

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Equity and Achievement in Access to Contraceptives in East Africa between 2000 and 2010

C. M. Shah, A. M. Griffith, J. Ciera, E. M. Zulu, Tia Palermo
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, April 2016, vol. 133 (1), pp. 53-58.

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The Social and Economic Impacts of Zambia's Child Grant Program

Sudhanshu Handa, D. Seidenfeld, B. David, G. Tembo, Zambia Evaluation Cash Transfer Team
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management , March 2016, vol. 35 (2), pp. 357-387.

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How does a national poverty programme influence sexual debut among Kenyan adolescents?

Sudhanshu Handa, Tia Palermo, Molly Rosenberg, Audrey Pettifor, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Harsha Thirumurthy
Global Public Health, February 2016, pp. 1-22.

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Income Transfers and Maternal Health: Evidence from a National Randomized Social Cash Transfer Program in Zambia

Sudhanshu Handa, Amber Peterman, D. Seidenfeld, G. Tembo
Health Economics, January 2016, vol. 25 (2), pp. 225-236.

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