Nichole Sobecki for NPR

December 2, 2019


Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families

Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in a novel approach to helping the world's poor: Instead of giving them goods like food or services like job training, just hand out cash — with no strings attached. Now a major new study suggests that people who get the aid aren't the only ones who benefit.

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