Poverty & Inequality

Evaluating the Effects of Targeted Transfers to 'Mahadalits' in Bihar

  • Blog Post Date 01 June, 2013
  • IGC Research on India
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Hemanshu Kumar

Delhi School of Economics


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Rohini Somanathan

Delhi School of Economics


The aim of this project is to examine how the transfer of assets to ultra-poor households under different Mahadalit inititatives influences their sense of well-being and their notions of identity. The study investigates the efficacy of targeting of the transfers to the Mahadalits and its welfare impacts.

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