Consumption responses to in-kind transfers
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Consumption responses to in-kind transfers evidence from the introduction of the food stamp program by Hilary W. Hoynes

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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StatementHilary W. Hoynes, Diane Schanzenbach.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 13025, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 13025.
ContributionsSchanzenbach, Diane., National Bureau of Economic Research.
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LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL16323203M
LC Control Number2007615173

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Downloadable! Economists have strong theoretical predictions about how in-kind transfers, such as providing vouchers for food, impact consumption. Despite the prominence of the theory, there is little empirical work on responses to in-kind transfers, and most existing work fails to support the canonical theoretical model. We employ difference-indifference methods to estimate the impact of. Get this from a library! Consumption Responses to In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Introduction of the Food Stamp Program. [Hilary W Hoynes; Diane Schanzenbach] -- Economists have strong theoretical predictions about how in-kind transfer programs -- such as providing vouchers for food -- impact consumption. Despite the prominence of the theory, there has been. Downloadable! Economists have strong theoretical predictions about how in-kind transfer programs – such as providing vouchers for food – impact consumption. Despite the prominence of the theory, there has been little empirical work documenting actual responses to in-kind transfers. In this work, we leverage previously underutilized variation in the date of the county-level original. Specifically, they compared three treatments: (1) an in-kind transfer program that gave households 10 different items of food, (2) a cash transfer intended to be of equivalent value, and (3) a control group that did not receive transfers. 18 While the in-kind program distorted consumption of some individual types of food (Cunha, ), overall.

They compare the impacts of monthly in-kind and cash transfers of equivalent value (mean share percent of pre-program consumption) on household welfare as measured by food and total. In-kind transfers of maize, commercialization and household consumption in Kenya Article in Journal of Eastern African Studies 5(3) August with 32 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Second, this paper is related to the literature on in-kind transfers and labor supply. Theoretical work on labor supply responses to in-kind transfers predicts that the sign of the e ect depends on the extent to which the transfer constrains consumption, and whether it is a complement or a substitute to leisure.   Consumption Responses to In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Introduction of the Food Stamp Program. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(4), pp Website.

  1. Introduction. A central question in anti-poverty policy is whether transfers should be made in kind or as cash. The rationales for in-kind transfers include encouraging consumption of particular goods or inducing the less needy to self-select out of the programme (Nichols and Zeckhauser, ; Besley, ; Blackorby and Donaldson, ; Besley and Coate, ; Bearse et al., ).Cited by: Findings show that relative effectiveness cannot be generalized: although some differences emerge in terms of food consumption and dietary diversity, average impacts tend to depend on context, specific objectives, their measurement, and program design. Costs for cash transfers and vouchers tend to be significantly lower relative to in-kind by: 4. Crowding-out may occur for certain types of transfers, for example, in-kind transfers of food that are given by a geographically proximate support network. The second part of our paper explores the dynamic between this phenomenon and the impact of the cash transfer on aggregate food expenditure and household food security, having explored the Cited by: 7. 8 ABOUT THE AUTHORS Gisele Kamanou1 is Editor and Project Manager of the Special Project on Poverty Statistics at the United Nations Statistics Division. She initiated, coordinated, and managed the publication of this handbook and related activities since its launch in File Size: 1MB.