Can Workfare Serve as a Substitute for Weather Insurance? The Case of NREGA in Andhra Pradesh

Doug Johnson


In this paper, the authors attempt to assess whether a recently enacted workfare program in India, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), allowed potential participants to mitigate the effects of weather shocks by investigating whether participation levels in the program in one state were responsive to changes in rainfall.


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