Impact of unconditional cash transfers

A replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

More evidence is needed on the impact of unconditional cash transfers on economic and health measures, especially in low-income countries. This replication study attempts to understand the impact of an unconditional cash transfer on asset holdings, consumption, income, education, food security and female empowerment, as well as health and psychological well-being, by reexamining a 2016 study conducted in rural Kenya by Johannes Haushofer and Jeremy Shapiro.