The Zambian Government Unconditional Social CashTransfer Programme Does Not Increase Fertility
Publication date: 2016-03
Innocenti Research Briefs
No. of pages: 6
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This is the first study from sub-Saharan Africa examining the relation between cash transfers and fertility using a large-sample social experiment design and reporting fertility histories of individual women. The findings are important because they provide strong evidence that a social protection programme targeted to families with young children does not create the unintended effect of increased fertility.