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Household economic strengthening through financial and psychosocial programming: evidence from a field experiment in South Africa

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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...

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10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.06.016

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University of Oxford
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Social Policy & Intervention
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Steinert, J
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ES/J500112/1
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Economics Journal website
Volume:
134
Pages:
443-466
Publication date:
2018-06-28
Acceptance date:
2018-04-24
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EISSN:
1872-6089
ISSN:
0304-3878
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859221
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English
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2018-06-25

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