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Cash Grant Program In Lesotho Helps Increase Child School Enrollment, Decrease Under-5 Morbidity, Study Shows

The Guardian: Lesotho child cash grants show surprise side effect of increased school enrollment
“…A 2013 study by Oxford Policy Management found that nearly all the families [in Lesotho] who received grants spent the money on their children, with positive results across several indicators: a rise in the percentage of boys enrolling in school instead of taking up the traditional role of cattle herders; a 15 percent reduction in morbidity among children under the age of five; and a 37 percent increase in birth registrations…” (Mutizwa, 9/8).

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