Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs
Author(s)Hanna, Rema; Banerjee, Abhijit; Kreindler, Gabriel Emanuel; Olken, Benjamin
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Targeted transfer programs for poor citizens have become increasingly common in the developing world. Yet, a common concern among policy-makers and citizens is that such programs tend to discourage work. We re-analyze the data from seven randomized controlled trials of government-run cash transfer programs in six developing countries throughout the world, and find no systematic evidence that cash transfer programs discourage work.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Economics
The World Bank Research Observer
Oxford University Press
Banerjee, Abhijit V. et al. “Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs.” The World Bank Research Observer 32, 2 (August 2017): 155–184 © 2017 The Author