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Record number 495120
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.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2014.997219
Department(s) Development Economics Group
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract

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.

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