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Table 2 Typical examples of adolescents’ spending behavior

From: Cash transfer interventions for sexual health: meanings and experiences of adolescent males and females in inner-city Johannesburg

Intervention arm (amount & duration) Participant ID, gender Items bought/ activities paid for Amount spent (ZAR)
School attendance condition (280 ZAR for 6 months) P41, male Gym 200
Nutritional supplements Airtime 400
Toiletries 50
Pocket money 50
Savings a
P20, male Going out with friends a
Clothes 800
Petrol 350
Movies 200
P1, female Transport to school & lunch 100
Shoes 80
Savings (school holidays) 100
Household groceries a
P6, female School jersey 100
Household groceries 100
Transport for her mother a
Stationery a
Pocket money a
Airtime 30
Unconditional (280 ZAR for 6 months) P26, male Clothes for matric dance 1330
Entry fee for matric dance 350
P20, male Eating out a
Movies 350
Petrol 350
Gym supplements a
Gym gear a
Clothes 800
Airtime a
P13, female Savings (matric dance) a
Birthday gift a
Household groceries a
P10, female Other personal items 100
Household electricity 50
Cosmetics 50
Snacks 50
Airtime 30
Picnic 50
Clinic visit condition (280 ZAR once-off payment) P21, male Gym 180
Airtime a
P27, male Entry fee & clothes for matric dance 260
Lunch at school 20
P4, female Gave her mom for groceries 140
Movies 60
Savings (trip with friends) 50
Cosmetics (perfume, makeup) 40
P3, female Shoes a
Savings (cellphone) 60
Lunch at school 60
Airtime for her siblings 50
  1. aIndicate that exact amount was not specified