Open Access Research article

Small individual loans and mental health: a randomized controlled trial among South African adults

Lia CH Fernald1*, Rita Hamad1, Dean Karlan234, Emily J Ozer1 and Jonathan Zinman35

Author Affiliations

1 School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA

2 Yale University, New Haven, USA

3 Innovations for Poverty Action, New Haven, USA

4 Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

5 Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA

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BMC Public Health 2008, 8:409  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-409

Published: 16 December 2008

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Supplemental Table 1. Socio-demographic Characteristics at Baseline, by Availability of Mental Health data1.

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Supplemental table 2. Participant Socio-demographic Characteristics at Baseline within Treatment group, split by whether received loan or not.

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Supplemental Table 3. Mental Health Symptom Distribution at Follow-up within those Assigned to Treatment split by whether received loan or not.

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