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Do welfare programs work in weak states? Why? Evidence from a maternity support program in India

Prabhat Ghosh and Anjini Kochar

Journal of Development Economics, 2018, vol. 134, issue C, 191-208

Abstract: •Weak program implementation makes interpretation of results of program evaluation difficult.•Households may adjust to implementation failures in a variety of ways.•Choices over the timing of births reflect expectations of future income.•Estimated effects of a program may have little to do with intended pathways.

Date: 2018
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