Impact of demand-side cash transfer programs and community health workers on women’s health outcomes

This study looks jointly at the health effects of the world’s largest demand-side maternal cash transfer program—India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana and community health worker (CHW) interactions. Using difference-in-differences, I exploit the differences in the percentage rollout of both policy instruments across districts. Preliminary results indicate that cash transfers and CHW interactions increase delivery in a public institution and reduce neonatal mortality.