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Financial incentives for maternal health: Impact of a national programme in Nepal

Abstract:

Financial incentives are increasingly being advocated as an effective means to influence health-related behaviours. There is, however, limited evidence on whether they work in low-income countries, particularly when implemented at scale. This paper explores the impact of a national programme in Nepal that provides cash incentives to women conditional on them giving birth in a health facility. Using propensity score matching methods, we find that the programme had a positive, albeit modest, ef...

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Journal:
Journal of Health Economics
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
271-284
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1879-1646
ISSN:
0167-6296
Source identifiers:
321221
Language:
English
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pubs:321221
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uuid:a0cd7c57-60ee-4b13-8b8b-d3fd98766195
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pubs:321221
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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