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Poverty and perceived stress: Evidence from two unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia

Lisa Hjelm, Sudhanshu Handa, Jacobus de Hoop and Tia Palermo

Social Science & Medicine, 2017, vol. 177, issue C, 110-117

Abstract: Poverty is a chronic stressor that can lead to poor physical and mental health. This study examines whether two similar government poverty alleviation programs reduced the levels of perceived stress and poverty among poor households in Zambia.

Keywords: Perceived stress; Unconditional cash transfer; Food security (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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