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

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Robert Lensink*, Bhupesh Yadav

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)660-673
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftJournal of Development Studies
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusPublished - 3-jun-2015

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