Do free goods stick to poor households ? Experimental evidence on insecticide treated bednets

@inproceedings{Hoffmann2007DoFG,
  title={Do free goods stick to poor households ? Experimental evidence on insecticide treated bednets},
  author={Vivian Hoffmann and Christopher B. Barrett and David R. Just},
  year={2007}
}
According to economic theory, the market will allocate a good to those willing and able to pay the most for it. This suggests that efforts to target durable health goods such as insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to poor populations may prove ineffective, with the poor reselling donated goods to the non-poor who value them more highly. Both wealth and endowment effects militate against the sale of inkind transfers. The question of how much these effects attenuate incentives to resell ITNs… CONTINUE READING