The impact of conditional cash transfer programmes on household work decisions in Ghana
Eric Ekobor-Ackah Mochiah,
Robert Osei and
Isaac Osei Akoto
No 116, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
A cash transfer programme â€˜Livelihood Empowerment against Povertyâ€™ has been implemented with the aim of addressing poverty and vulnerability in Ghana. This study looks at the impact of this conditional cash transfer programme on householdsâ€™ supply of labour for agriculture, paid employment, and non-farm enterprise. We used a difference-in-difference approach to examine the effects of the programme on 3,008 households to learn about their labour supply decisions. We find that the cash transfer leads to a reduction in agricultural labour supply but increases that of paid employment. A careful look at the subsequent targeting of beneficiaries is recommended.
Keywords: poverty reduction; cash transfers; social protection; household decision; labour supply; impact evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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