Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient

by Optimization with an Impact (OpIm)

Across the seven programs, we find no observable impacts of the cash transfer programs on either the propensity to work or the overall number of hours worked, for either men or women Pooling across the five comparably designed studies to maximize our statistical power to detect effects if they exist, we again find no observable impacts on either work outcome.

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