Cash Versus Food for Public Works Programs

  title={Cash Versus Food for Public Works Programs},
  author={S. Mahendra Dev},
Basu (1996) argues for food transfers rather than cash for public works and relief programs, since cash payment is inflationary and hurts the poor who are non-participants of the programs. We argue that his model of food versus cash is inherently biased in favour of food. A valid comparison between cash and food should be made keeping the resources of the… CONTINUE READING