Short-term impacts of an unconditional cash transfer program on child schooling: Experimental evidence from Malawi

Research paper by KellyKilburna, SudhanshuHandaa, GustavoAngelesb, PeterMvulac, MaxtonTsokac

Indexed on: 31 Oct '17Published on: 01 Aug '17Published in: Economics of Education Review


•Malawi's Social Cash Transfer Program helps increase enrollments and decrease dropouts.•The program increases demand for schooling by relieving financial constraints of poor households.•The cash works mainly through an income effect to help children attend school.•Households are able purchase school related items such as books and stationary.