Identifying the effect of targeted money transfers on women’s empowerment
Contributors: Alex Armand (NCID), Ingvild Almas (IIES Stockholm), Pedro Carneiro (UCL), Orazio Attanasio (UCL)
Financing: NHH - Norwegian School of Economics supported the data collection
This project aims at identifying the empowerment effect of targeting transfers to women.
The identification strategy relies on a field experiment implemented among women in Macedonia to identify their willingness to pay for privately receiving a transfer instead of their husbands privately receiving the transfer.
The Effect of Gender-Targeted Conditional Cash Transfers on Household Expenditures: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment