Who benefits from South African Child Support Grant: The role of gender and birthweight

Working paper 781
Author(s): 
Adeola Oyenubi
Publication date: 
May, 2019
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Stunting (low height-for-age) is known to be a good proxy for a child’s wellbeing. Several studies have suggested that the South African Child Support Grant (CSG) reduces stunting in benefiting children. However, all of these studies have estimated the impact of the CSG on the mean of the height-for-age distribution. This paper investigates how this benefit varies across the quantiles of the height-for-age distribution.

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