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An asset approach to increasing perceived household economic stability among families in Uganda

  • Chowa, Gina A.N.
  • Elliott III, William
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    In this study, we examine whether participating in an asset building intervention leads to higher perceived household economic stability among a group of Ugandans. After controlling for possible selection bias using propensity score matching, perceived household economic stability is tested using difference-in-differences. Results suggest that participating in the asset intervention has a statistically significant positive effect on the treatment group's perceived household economic stability. Policy and research implications are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics).

    Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 81-87

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:40:y:2011:i:1:p:81-87
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