Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/240520
Authors: 
Haushofer, Johannes
Mudida, Robert
Shapiro, Jeremy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper No. 1377
Publisher: 
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm
Abstract: 
We study the economic and psychological effects of a USD 1076 PPP unconditional cash transfer, a five-week psychotherapy program, and the combination of both interventions among 5,756 individuals in rural Kenya. One year after the interventions, cash transfer recipients had higher consumption, asset holdings, and revenue, as well as higher levels of psychological well-being than control households. In contrast, the psychotherapy program had no measurable effects on either psychological or economic outcomes, both for individuals with poor mental health at baseline and others. The effects of the combined treatment are similar to those of the cash transfer alone.
Subjects: 
Unconditional cash transfers
Psychotherapy
Randomized experiment
JEL: 
C93
O12
D90
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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