Cash or In-kind Transfers? Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial in Delhi, India

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Robert Lensink*, Bhupesh Yadav

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This article examines a randomised intervention in Delhi, India, that provided unconditional cash transfers to a group of households as a replacement for the food security offered by a below-poverty-level card. The experimental approach can differentiate beneficial effects due to either unconditional cash transfers or newly opened bank accounts. The unconditional cash transfer does not induce a decline in food security; rather, it provides opportunities for households to shift to other nutritious options in non-cereal product categories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-673
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 3-Jun-2015

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