Participant Info

First Name
Rachel
Last Name
Strohm
Country
USA
University
University of California, Berkeley
Keywords
social protection, welfare, cash transfers, CCTs, political behavior, patronage, traditional authority
Availability
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Personal Info

About Me

I’m interested in the expansion of welfare programs in Africa.  My particular focus is on cash transfer programs, which provide small, regular grants to the poor, and which have been shown to be effective in reducing poverty.  I study why countries decide to adopt these programs, and how receiving cash transfers changes the relationship between citizens and political authorities.

Recent Publications
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Country Focus
DR Congo, Rwanda, Ghana

Research Areas

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