Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/242752
Authors: 
Araya, Girma Behe
Holden, Stein T.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 5/17
Publisher: 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
Abstract: 
Although development intervention programs can have far-reaching impacts beyond their stated objective, there have been few careful studies of unintended outcomes of such programs. This study assesses the impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on household size and dependency ratio using the difference in differences method based on a panel data of four rounds over 12 years. Results show that member households in the PSNP have built a larger household size and dependency ratio than non-member households. These results are not only unintended by program designers but also worrisome as they potentially jeopardize the viability of the program in achieving its stated objective of enabling member households come out of poverty.
Subjects: 
Household size
consumer to worker ratio
safety nets
difference in differences
JEL: 
I38
O35
ISBN: 
978-82-7490-255-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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