Pro-Poor Transfers and Economic Preferences of the Rich and Poor

Poverty alleviation policies such as large-scale asset transfers or unconditional cash transfers have been shown to be effective strategies through which to cause lasting improvements in the economic lives of the world’s poor. Much less is known about the impacts these policies have on households’ preferences for redistribution, their perceptions of inequality, and the social capital in their village. We present evidence on this using a partial population experiment tracking 16,000 households over four years in rural Punjab, Pakistan.

Presenter: Imran Rasul (University College London)

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