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Cash transfers and migration: theory and evidence from a randomized controlled trial

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Will the fast expansion of cash-based programming in developing countries increase international migration? Theoretically, cash transfers may favor international migration by relaxing liquidity, credit, and risk constraints. But transfers, especially those conditional upon staying at home, may also increase the opportunity cost of migrating abroad. This paper evaluates the impact of a cash-for-work program on migration. Randomly selected households in Comoros were offered up to US\$320 in cas...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3835-9388
Publisher:
Centre for the Study of African Economies Publisher's website
Volume:
WPS/2019-16
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Host title:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2019-12-05
Source identifiers:
1077535
Paper number:
WPS/2019-16
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pubs:1077535
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uuid:675d780c-09f4-4f8f-87ea-15f744eb4aa7
Local pid:
pubs:1077535
Deposit date:
2019-12-12

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