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Policy Brief: Impacts of Unconditional Cash Transfers∗

  title={Policy Brief: Impacts of Unconditional Cash Transfers∗},
  author={Johannes Haushofer and Jeremy Shapiro},
Direct transfers are a common approach to poverty reduction. Historically, such programs have often made in-kind transfers, as in the case of food aid, asset transfers (e.g. livestock), or the provision of medical care.1 In recent years, cash transfers have garnered attention as a potential alternative poverty alleviation strategy, and cash transfer programs in developing countries now reach up to a billion people.2 However, the majority of these transfers are conditional, or targeted at… 
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