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Can no-strings one-off payments fight poverty?

An unconventional approach to fighting poverty is being tried out in Kenya. Poor families are given a cash sum to use entirely as they see fit. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Johannes Haushofer is studying how the money impacts their lives and wellbeing, as well as the socioeconomic effects of the payments.

Johannes Haushofer
Studies in Kenya. Photo: Johannes Haushofer

Johannes Haushofer is researcher at the Department of Economics at Stockholm University and Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

Read article┬┤s research on Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation web.