Weekly links October 28: the platinum development intervention, super long-run cash effects, in praise of uncivil discussion, and more…

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  • The platinum development intervention: Lant Pritchett on how the gold standard ultra-poor poverty programs don’t stack up very well against migration.
  • Cash effects after 40 years: The long-term impacts of cash transfers in the U.S. – Wonkblog covers a new working paper (and job market paper from a Stanford student David Price) on the income maintenance experiments  that took place four decades ago – they find those who received the assistance retired earlier, as a result making less money over their careers – while there appears to be no long-term impacts on children (for what they can measure using admin data).

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David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

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