THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RETURNS TO CASH TRANSFERS : EVIDENCE FROM A UGANDAN AID PROGRAM 1

@inproceedings{Blattman2013THEEA,
  title={THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RETURNS TO CASH TRANSFERS : EVIDENCE FROM A UGANDAN AID PROGRAM 1},
  author={Christopher Blattman and Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez},
  year={2013}
}
A growing share of the world is young, poor, and underemployed. A widespread view is such people have high returns to investment but are credit constrained. Hence, aid in the form of capital or credit should expand occupational choice, self-employment and earnings. The evidence from transfers to established businesspeople is optimistic (at least for men), but little of this evidence concerns the young and unemployed. Meanwhile, the evidence from credit or highly conditional transfers of capital… CONTINUE READING

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