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Replication data for: The Returns to Microenterprise Support among the Ultrapoor: A Field Experiment in Postwar Uganda

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Blattman, Christopher
  • Green, Eric P.
  • Jamison, Julian
  • Lehmann, M. Christian
  • Annan, Jeannie
Publication Date
2016-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We show that extremely poor, war-affected women in northern Uganda have high returns to a package of $150 cash, five days of business skills training, and ongoing supervision. Sixteen months after grants, participants doubled their microenterprise ownership and incomes, mainly from petty trading. We also show these ultrapoor have too little social capital, but that group bonds, informal insurance, and cooperative activities could be induced and had positive returns. When the control group received cash and training 20 months later, we varied supervision, which represented half of the program costs. A year later, supervision increased business survival but not consumption. (JEL I38, J16, J23, J24, L26, O15, Z13)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20150023 (Text)
Publications
  • Blattman, Christopher, Eric P. Green, Julian Jamison, M. Christian Lehmann, and Jeannie Annan. “The Returns to Microenterprise Support among the Ultrapoor: A Field Experiment in Postwar Uganda.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 2 (April 2016): 35–64. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150023.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20150023 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Blattman, Christopher; Green, Eric P.; Jamison, Julian; Lehmann, M. Christian; Annan, Jeannie (2016): Replication data for: The Returns to Microenterprise Support among the Ultrapoor: A Field Experiment in Postwar Uganda. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113629