Inter Household Private Income Transfers and Poverty in Tanzania.

    Private (or inter-household) Income Transfer (PITs)1 plays an important role in improving household welfare particularly in developing countries. There are a number of reasons given in the literature to explain why PITs are important. For example, Kazianga (2003) argues that private old age support can act like social security for many elderly household members; act as credit markets in helping households to

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