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Authors: 
Ekobor-Ackah Mochiah, Eric
Osei, Robert Darko
Osei Akoto, Isaac
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/116
Abstract: 
A cash transfer programme 'Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty' has been implemented with the aim of addressing poverty and vulnerability in Ghana. This study looks at the impact of this conditional cash transfer programme on households' supply of labour for agriculture, paid employment, and non-farm enterprise. We used a difference-in-difference approach to examine the effects of the programme on 3,008 households to learn about their labour supply decisions. We find that the cash transfer leads to a reduction in agricultural labour supply but increases that of paid employment. A careful look at the subsequent targeting of beneficiaries is recommended.
Subjects: 
poverty reduction
cash transfers
social protection
household decision
labour supply
impact evaluation
JEL: 
I38
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-837-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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