Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on early pregnancy and marriage of adolescent girls.

@article{Handa2015ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on early pregnancy and marriage of adolescent girls.},
  author={Sudhanshu Handa and Amber Peterman and Carolyn Huang and Carolyn Tucker Halpern and Audrey E Pettifor and Harsha Thirumurthy},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={141},
  pages={36-45}
}
There is promising evidence that poverty-targeted cash transfer programs can have positive impacts on adolescent transitions to adulthood in resource poor settings, however existing research is typically from small scale programs in diverse geographic and cultural settings. We provide estimates of the impact of a national unconditional cash transfer program, the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, on pregnancy and early marriage among females aged 12 to 24, four years after… CONTINUE READING