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Does alleviating poverty increase cognitive performance? Short- and long- term evidence from a randomized controlled trialuse asterix (*) to get italics
Barnabas Szaszi, Bence Palfi, Gabor Neszveda, Aikaterini Taka, Peter Szecsi, Christopher Blattman, Julian C. Jamison, Margaret SheridanPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>Recent findings suggest that poverty has a deteriorating effect on cognitive functioning which can reinforce existing social inequalities. In this Registered Report, we will investigate the impact of a poverty alleviation program on cognitive performance. We will analyze data from a randomized controlled trial conducted on low-income, high-risk individuals in Liberia where a random half of the participants (n=251) received a $200 lump-sum unconditional cash transfer - equivalent approximately to 300% of their monthly income - while the other half (n= 222) did not. Several measures of executive functioning were administered 2 and 5 weeks, 12 and 13 months after the cash distributions. Extending prior literature, we will test in a randomized controlled trialboth the short-term and the long-term impact of the treatment on cognitive performance and also explore the role of potential mechanisms driving the effect.</p>
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unconditional cash transfer, scarcity, cognitive functioning, randomized controlled trial
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2021-07-22 20:34:50
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