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Smarter through social protection? Evaluating the impact of Ethiopia’s safety-net on child cognitive abilities

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Ethiopia’s productive safety net is the second largest Social Protection Program in sub-Saharan Africa and has been rolled out to almost 10 million beneficiaries since 2005; its effects are therefore of general interest. We provide the first estimates of its impact on children’s cognitive abilities. To identify impacts of this program, we exploit four rounds of data on a cohort of children surveyed repeatedly between 2002 and 2013. We find a small but significant positive effect of the progra...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13600818.2018.1499884

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Oxford Development Studies More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
1
Pages:
79-96
Publication date:
2018-08-10
Acceptance date:
2018-07-10
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EISSN:
1469-9966
ISSN:
1360-0818
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pubs:833374
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uuid:8bcfaf90-102d-44fd-a24e-83e9a0b28dd9
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pubs:833374
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833374
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2018-09-23

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