Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141508
Authors: 
Asadullah, Niaz
Ara, Jinnat
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9749
Abstract: 
Using a four-round panel data set from the first phase of the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction – Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR – TUP) programme of BRAC, we investigate whether a one-off transfer of livestock assets improves well-being of the very poor women in Bangladesh. Programme impact is assessed on a wide range of monetary and nonmonetary measures of wellbeing using difference-in-difference (DD) as well as matching methods. We find significant positive long-term impact on food security, household savings, assets and participation in microfinance. Participant women are less likely to be in distress occupation and more into self-employment. However, the long-term effect is much smaller for most outcomes when compared to short- and medium-run impacts. We conclude by discussing the significance of the institutional and regional context for the observed time path of estimated programme effect.
Subjects: 
Bangladesh
farm employment
food security
occupational choice
extreme poverty
JEL: 
O12
I30
D50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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