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David Kestenbaum, “What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

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[Craig Axford]

New research coming out of MIT’s Poverty Action Lab provides additional evidence that unconditional grants given to the poor tend to be spent in constructive ways.  Carol Bellamy, a former UNICEF director, stated that she was “impressed” by the results of the study adding, “The return on investment was more positive than I would have anticipated.”

David Kestenbaum, “What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?”, NPR,  October 25, 2013.

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