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Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies

Abstract

Anti poverty programs "??safety nets" provide poor households with essential help, from cash support to subsidized food and insurance. In addition to the ethical rationale for these programs, rigorous research has shown that they can also improve important social outcomes: boosting education for poor kids, improving health and reducing crime.

Citation

Hanna, Rema, and Benjamin Olken. "Strengthening Safety Nets for the Poor." Jakarta Post, January 12, 2016.