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Abstract

This paper evaluates the effects of cash transfer CT programmes on undernourishment in a sample of African countries during the 1990s and 2000s. We apply the synthetic control method to compare changes in the post-intervention undernourishment trajectories of economies affected by CT programmes with countries that are unaffected. The results suggest that CT programmes exert significant effects on the prevalence of undernourishment in low-income sub-Saharan countries, whereas the impact on dietary energy supply adequacy is more articulated. Robustness analysis via placebo experiments confirms the soundness of our results and their implications for policy-makers are also discussed.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Social Protection and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Evaluation of Cash Transfer Programmes-

Language: English-

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Undernourishment, Cash Transfers-

Subjects: O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture ; Natural Resources ; Energy ; Environment ; Other Primary ProductsQ - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - AgricultureQ - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy ; Food Policy-





Autor: d-Agostino, Giorgio

Fuente: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/60888/







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