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Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Design of Experiments; Education and Research Institutions. 15424 words.

This article assesses the role of conditionality in cash transfer programs using a unique experiment targeted at adolescent girls in Malawi. The program featured two distinct interventions:...

Cash Transfers and Child Labor

Jacobus de Hoop and Furio C. Rosati.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Development Planning and Policy. 12611 words.

Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their...

Child Development in a Changing World: Risks and Opportunities

Jo Boyden, Stefan Dercon and Abhijeet Singh.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12213 words.

This review explores current understandings of child development and the consequences for children of risk exposure in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence...

The Constraints to Escaping Rural Poverty: An Analysis of the Complementarities of Assets in Developing Countries *

William Foster, Alberto Valdés, Benjamin Davis and Gustavo Anríquez.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Education and Research Institutions. 13089 words.

Based on Food and Agriculture Organization data for 15 developing countries, we examine household characteristics, asset bundles and income-generating activities of the rural poor. Assets...

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Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

Do the Poor Adapt to Low Income, Minimal Education and Ill-health?

Abigail Barr and David Clark.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 11051 words.

We add to the small set of studies that investigate adaptation to low income among the poor and extend the analysis to education and health. In accordance with previous studies, we find...

The drivers of happiness inequality: suggestions for promoting social cohesion

Leonardo Becchetti, Riccardo Massari and Paolo Naticchioni.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2014; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty. 8661 words.

This paper identifies and quantifies the contribution of a set of covariates in affecting levels and over time changes of happiness inequality. Using a decomposition method based on RIF...

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Education's Effect on Poverty: The Role of Migration*

Bruce Weber, Alexander Marre, Monica Fisher, Robert Gibbs and John Cromartie.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Household Analysis. 3501 words.

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Impact of Parental Death in Middle Childhood and Adolescence on Child Outcomes

Rozana Himaz.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 9172 words.

This paper investigates whether the death of a parent during middle childhood (ages 7–8 to 11–12) has different effects on a child's schooling and psychosocial outcomes when compared with...

When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 6834 words.

We discuss how evidence and theory can be combined to provide insight on the appropriate subsidy level for health products, focusing on the specific case of deworming. Although intestinal...