|Title||Cash or In-kind Transfers? Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial in Delhi, India|
|Author(s)||Gangopadhyay, Shubhashis; Lensink, Robert; Yadav, Bhupesh|
|Source||Journal of Development Studies 51 (2015)6. - ISSN 0022-0388 - p. 660 - 673.|
Development Economics Group
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
Abstract: 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.