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Cash transfers may have signifcant positive impacts on educational outcomes, reducing the liklihood of early entry into the labour force. They also reduce reliance on child labour to meet household needs, thereby increasing children's access to educational opportunities.

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Type Title Country(s) Year Citation
Brief UNICEF Innocenti (2020).Improving Educational Outcomes Among Children in Malawi's Social Cash Transfer Programme: A summary of research findings and policy options. UNICEF Innocenti, Florence, Italy. Malawi 2020 UNICEF Innocenti (2020).Improving Educational Outcomes Among Children in Malawi's Social Cash Transfer Programme: A summary of research findings and policy options. UNICEF Innocenti, Florence, Italy.
Brief The importance of understanding and monitoring the effects of cash transfer programs on child labour and education: findings from Malawi.Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-05 Malawi 2017

The Malawi Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2017).The importance of understanding and monitoring the effects of cash transfer programs on child labour and education: findings from Malawi.Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-05. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Brief Malawi's Social Cash Transfer Programme: A comprehensive summary of impacts. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-03 Malawi 2017

The Malawi Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2017).Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme: A comprehensive summary of impacts. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-03. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Journal Article Dammert AC, de Hoop J, Mvukiyehe E and Rosati FC. (2018).Effects of public policy on child labor: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design.World Development,110: 104 123. 2018 Dammert AC, de Hoop J, Mvukiyehe E and Rosati FC. (2018).Effects of public policy on child labor: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design.World Development,110: 104 123.
Journal Article de Hoop J, Friedman J, Kandpal E and Rosati FC. (2018).Child Schooling and Child Work in the Presence of a Partial Education Subsidy.The Journal of Human Resources (In press). 2018 de Hoop J, Friedman J, Kandpal E and Rosati FC. (2018).Child Schooling and Child Work in the Presence of a Partial Education Subsidy.The Journal of Human Resources (In press).
Journal Article The Social and Economic Impacts of Zambia's Child Grant Program Zambia 2015

Handa S, Seidenfeld D, David B, Tembo G and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2015).The Social and Economic Impacts of Zambia’s Child Grant Program,Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 35(2): 357-387.

Article Cash Transfers, Public Works and Child Activities: Mixed Methods Evidence from the United Republic of Tanzania Tanzania 2020

de Hoop J; Gichane M; Groppo V; Simmons Zuilkowski S.(2020).Cash Transfers, Public Works and Child Activities: Mixed Methods Evidence from the United Republic of Tanzania.Innocenti Working Papersno. WP 2020-03, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence

Working and Position Papers de Hoop J, Friedman J, Kandpal E and Rosati F. (2017).Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8182. 2017 de Hoop J, Friedman J, Kandpal E and Rosati F. (2017).Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8182.
Blog No Lost Generation: Cash transfers for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon Lebanon 2018

No Lost Generation: Cash transfers for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon. Jacob de Hoop (UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti), June 2018.

Blog Opening the black box: Cash transfers and post-intervention research.Luisa Natali (UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti), February 2018. 2018 Opening the black box: Cash transfers and post-intervention research.Luisa Natali (UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti), February 2018.
Blog One instrument, many outcomes.J. Edward Taylor (University of California, Davis) April 2015. 2015 One instrument, many outcomes.J. Edward Taylor (University of California, Davis) April 2015.
Journal Article The role of productive activities in the lives of adolescents: Photovoice evidence from Malawi Malawi 2018

Zietz S, de Hoop J and Handa S. (2018).The role of productive activities in the lives of adolescents: Photovoice evidence from Malawi.Children and Youth Services Review, 86: 246-255.

Journal Article The impact of Zambia's unconditional child grant on schooling and work: results from a large-scale social experiment Zambia 2016

Handa S, Natali L, Seidenfeld D andTembo G, on behalf of The Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team (2016). The impact of Zambia’s unconditional child grant on schooling and work: results from a large-scale social experiment. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 8(3).

Brief The transformative impacts of unconditional cash transfers: evidence from two government programmes in Zambia. Innocenti Research Brief 2017-20 Zambia 2017

Natali L. (2017). The transformative impacts of unconditional cash transfers: evidence from two government programmes in Zambia. Innocenti Research Brief 2017-20. UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence, Italy.

Brief Does the Unconditional Kenya's Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children have Impacts on Schooling? IPC-UNDP Research Brief Kenya 2012 Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team. (2012). Does the Unconditional Kenya's Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children have Impacts on Schooling? IPC-UNDP Research Brief.
Journal Article Cash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme Lesotho 2019

Sebastian A, la O Campos A. P, Daidone S, Pace N, Davis B, Niang O. and Pellerano L. (2019). Cash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme. Population and Development Review.

Journal Article Cash Transfers, Microentrepreneurial Activity, and Child Work: Evidence from Malawi and Zambia Malawi; Zambia 2019

de Hoop J, Groppo V, Handa S, on behalf of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Program and the Zambia Multiple Category Targeted Program study teams (2019). Cash Transfers, Microentrepreneurial Activity, and Child Work: Evidence from Malawi and Zambia.The World Bank Economic Review, lhz004, https://doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhz004

Journal Article Short-term impacts of an unconditional cash transfer program on child schooling: Experimental evidence from Malawi Malawi 2017

Kilburn K, Handa S, Angeles G, Mvula P and Tsoka M. (2017). Short-term impacts of an unconditional cash transfer program on child schooling: Experimental evidence from Malawi. Economics of Education Review, 59: 63-80.

Brief Myth-busting? How research is refuting common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-02 Malawi; Zimbabwe 2017

Peterman A, Yablonski J and Daidone S. (2017). Myth-busting? How research is refuting common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-02. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Brief Do Unconditional Social Cash Transfer Schemes Have Productive Impacts in Malawi? IPC-UNDP Research Brief Malawi 2012 Covarrubias K, Davis B and Winters P. (2012). Do Unconditional Social Cash Transfer Schemes Have Productive Impacts in Malawi? IPC-UNDP Research Brief.
Brief How Do Cash Transfers Affect Child Work and Schooling? Surprising Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia Malawi; Tanzania; Zambia 2020

UNICEF Innocenti (2020).How Do Cash Transfers Affect Child Work and Schooling? Surprising Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. UNICEF Innocenti, Florence, Italy.

Working and Position Paper Effects of public policy on child labour: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design Ethiopia; Tanzania 2017

Dammert A, de Hoop J, Mvukiyehe E and Rosati F. (2017). Effects of public policy on child labour: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design. Policy Research Working Paper 7999. World Bank, Washington DC.

Brief Ghana LEAP programme increases schooling outcomes. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-04 Ghana 2016

de Groot R. (2016). Ghana LEAP programme increases schooling outcomes. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-04. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Brief Schooling impacts of Ghana's LEAP programme Ghana 2015

de Groot R. (2015). Schooling impacts of Ghana’s LEAP programme. UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti Research Brief 2015-06, Florence.

Brief The Impact of Social Cash Transfers on Schooling in Africa: An Update from the Transfer Project. The Transfer Project Research Brief 2015-01 Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; South Africa; Zambia 2015

Handa S and de Milliano M. (2015). The Impact of Social Cash Transfers on Schooling in Africa: An Update from the Transfer Project. The Transfer Project Research Brief 2015-01. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.