M Niaz Asadullah is professor of development economics at the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, and visiting fellow at the Center on Skills, Knowledge, and Organization Performance (SKOPE), University of Oxford.
Cash transfers to end child marriage: The Indian experience
10 Apr 2017
For over two decades, policymakers in India have been experimenting with conditional cash transfers to address the issue of child marriage. In this article, Amin et al. contend that financial incentives targeted at parents are unlikely to be sufficient; it is important to invest in girls’ education, and ensure steady growth of suitable jobs, and fair remuneration for them.
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