Dissemination of Data from Randomized Controlled Trials for Demographic Research
This project will make available to the research community microdata from two longitudinal randomized control trials (RCTs) that were implemented to measure the impact of state-sponsored unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia. The data sets consist of one baseline wave and multiple post-intervention or follow-up waves. Multi-topic surveys were administered to households resulting in a range of potential research questions spanning population and reproductive health and demography. In one of the RCTs, a special survey was administered directly to adolescents living in the household, covering topics such as mental and physical health, aspirations, sexual experiences and partner characteristics. This adolescent module further expands the range of questions that can be addressed to those involving the transition to adulthood. The random assignment to the cash transfer program allows researchers to examine the causal effect of income support on health and well-being.