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Do workfare programmes reduce educational attainment? Evidence from India

Shah, Manisha and Steinberg, Bryce (2015) Do workfare programmes reduce educational attainment? Evidence from India. International Growth Centre Blog (05 Nov 2015). Website.

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Workfare programmes have become an increasingly common form of social transfer. From 2007-2009, the World Bank alone funded workfare programmes in 24 different countries. While they offer a valuable safety net to households in lean times, workfare programmes can also produce unintended effects. Looking at the case of NREGA in India, today’s blog argues that a better understanding of ‘price effects’ is needed to improve targeting and reduce trade-offs to education

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 07:37
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:15

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