The Impact of Public Transfers on Intra Household Resource Allocation : Evidence from a Supplementary School Feeding Program

@inproceedings{Afridi2005TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Public Transfers on Intra Household Resource Allocation : Evidence from a Supplementary School Feeding Program},
  author={Farzana Afridi},
  year={2005}
}
Can public transfers targeted towards individuals improve their welfare or do they crowd out household resources allocated to that individual and nullify the expected gains to the intended beneficiary? This paper draws upon a unique non experimental survey data to test the implication of the theory of altruism on intra household resource allocation by analyzing the impact of a school feeding program on a child’s daily nutrient intake in rural India. The results suggest that the school meal… CONTINUE READING

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