An asset approach to increasing perceived household economic stability among families in Uganda
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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Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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