Can a psychological intervention enhance the known positive economic effects of cash transfers ?
Researchers examine whether positive income shocks, such as poverty alleviation programmes, can decrease suicides in Indonesia.
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Dr Greg Walton and Dr Kate Orkin discuss 'wise interventions', and how social science can use this psychologically approach to understand the major problems in social life - poverty, social exclusion, child abuse, and discrimination.
Marta Grabowska features in the World Bank's Weekly Links blog with her Measures Matter post on psychometric validation for non-cognitive skills.