IHP news 482: Research

By on August 10, 2018

Plus ca change…

Lant Pritchett on what he calls the new fad of randomized controlled trials in development, and the lessons from previous development process research that it seems to have ignored.

Cash transfers and labor supply: Evidence from a large-scale program in Iran

Salehi-Isfahani and Mostafavi-Dehzooie; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304387818306084?dgcid=rss_sd_all

In this paper which examined the impact of a national cash transfer program on labor supply in Iran, the authors found no evidence of a negative effect on hours worked or labor force participation. Instead, their findings suggest that such program may have a positive effect among women and self-employed men.

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