Exploring how mobile money adoption affects nutrition and household food security

Joseph B. Ajefu*, Efobi Uchenna, Lydia Adeoye, Israel Davidson, Matthew Onalo Agbawn

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This paper explores how using mobile money services affects food security and nutritional status of households in Tanzania. This study uses data obtained from three waves of the Tanzanian National Panel Surveys and the instrumental variable (IV) approach. The evidence from this paper shows that using mobile money services resulted in household's enhanced nutritional and food security status paper. Households' receipt of remittances is the main pathway in which using mobile money services influences the food security and nutritional outcomes among households in Tanzania.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of International Development
Early online date4 Jun 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jun 2024

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