Cash vs In-Kind Transfers : Indian Data Meets Theory

  title={Cash vs In-Kind Transfers : Indian Data Meets Theory},
  author={Reetika Khera},
This paper uses qualitative and quantitative data from a survey of over 1,200 rural households in nine Indian states, along with secondary data, to shed light on the arguments for and against cash and in-kind (in this case, food) transfers. Respondents were asked to think about, argue, and ‘choose’ between the two options. Overall, two-thirds of the respondents expressed a preference for food. Some of the arguments respondents make in favour of their choices echo existing theory (e.g… CONTINUE READING

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