Human Development

Maternal Hours of Work during Pregnancy: An Evaluation of a CCT Programme in India

  • Blog Post Date 15 May, 2018
  • IGC Research on India
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Prabhat P. Ghosh

Asian Development Research Institute

prabhatp.ghosh@adriindia.org

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Anjini Kochar

Stanford University

anjini@stanford.edu

The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) is a conditional cash transfer (CCT) aimed at expectant mothers in the informal sector, aiming to provide the income to enable a reduction in work hours in late pregnancy and immediately following delivery. This project studied the effect of IGMSY on maternal hours of work and the causal effect of hours of work on maternal and child health.

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