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Cash Transfer Programs are Important for Improved Nutrition in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. (Online ahead of print). Cash Transfer Programs are Important for Improved Nutrition in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Nutrition. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process

Abstract

Cash transfer programs are the most important social safety net (SSN) in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Cash transfer programs provide well over half the budgets of SSNs serving these countries. Research shows the positive impacts of these programs on many nutritional outcomes, including the diets of pregnant women, which impact the large numbers of low birth weight (LBW) infants born in LMICs. Many evaluations have examined the impacts of cash transfer programs on health and nutritional outcomes, but few have used randomized controlled designs—the gold standard in nutrition research

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab330

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

Online ahead of print

Journal Title

Journal of Nutrition

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.

Article Type

Editorial

PMCID

PMC Journal - In Process

Continent/Country

LMICs

ORCiD

Popkin - 0000-0001-9495-9324