Household economic strengthening through financial and psychosocial programming: evidence from a field experiment in South Africa
Using data from a randomized field experiment with 552 households, nested within 40 villages and townships in South Africa, we examine the impact of a brief financial literacy training that was integrated into a broader psychosocial parenting intervention. Based on self-reported measures, we document significant improvements in financial behaviors, including higher saving and lower borrowing rates. We also see wider implications for household economic welfare, demonstrated by reduced self-rep...Expand abstract
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This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available from Elsevier at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.06.016
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