How Differences in Cash Transfer Sizes Affect Work Allocation Decisions: Evidence from Cross‐Country Comparisons in SSA

32 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2018

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Ervin Prifti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elisenda Estruch

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Silvio Daidone

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Benjamin Davis

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

Over the past decade, several African governments have launched Cash Transfer (CT) programmes as part of their social protection systems, with the aim of reducing poverty. Such programmes can also have significant productive impacts. We use data from four major CT programmes implemented in sub‐Saharan Africa to estimate their impacts on labour supply and demand and how effects change in relation to transfer size. We find evidence of labour reallocation between farm and off‐farm work and limited evidence of monotonicity of the labour supply–transfer size relationship.

Suggested Citation

Prifti, Ervin and Estruch, Elisenda and Daidone, Silvio and Davis, Benjamin, How Differences in Cash Transfer Sizes Affect Work Allocation Decisions: Evidence from Cross‐Country Comparisons in SSA (September 2018). LABOUR, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 395-426, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3228204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/labr.12127

Ervin Prifti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elisenda Estruch

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
ITALY

Silvio Daidone

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00153
Italy

Benjamin Davis (Contact Author)

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

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