Cash Transfers Good for Poor People, Conditionally, Definitely, and Also Just in General, Probably

In Malawi, a Bill and Melinda Gates project found that they were basically able to pay teenage girls not to have sex. In the U.S., a study found you could pay teenagers to come to school. In Mexico, a study found that you can pay parents to send their kids to school and take them to doctor appointments. Can we pay people to do ANYTHING? (Probably.) But also: Maybe just when you infuse a little cash into families that are living in dire poverty, it actually changes EVERYTHING? (Yes, I think so, yes.)

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54,000 kids apply. 1,000 are chosen. Deonte Tanner and Brittney Knight are two of them. A+ job good work. Glad this exists.