Money can’t make up for the loss of one’s home, but it ensures that a family can begin rebuilding their lives during such a desperate time."A family" is singular. "Their lives" is plural. How can I assume that Mian and Sufi's economic logic is sound when between the two authors they cannot tell one from more than one?
It's easy to fix. Just change "a family" to "families".
Economics is all about having the best story. Good stories need good sentences. Bad sentences are distracting.
Don't ask me why it's "economics is".