Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) – The Effect of the Self-Sufficiency Project on Children


This working paper assesses whether the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) affected the health, behaviour, and academic achievement of children and whether these effects were sustained beyond the period of the intervention. This study assesses the overall effect of SSP on all the children in the program group as well as the effect on those children whose parents received at least one supplement payment. The results suggest that if a program like SSP was to be introduced to the general population, it would be unlikely to affect children’s health, behaviour, and academic achievement, regardless of the level of program take-up.