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From social safety net to social policy?: the role of conditional cash transfers in welfare state development in Latin America

Bastagli, Francesca (2009) From social safety net to social policy?: the role of conditional cash transfers in welfare state development in Latin America. IPC-IG Working paper, 60. The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Brasilia, Brazil.

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Abstract

During the 1990s, conditional cash transfers (CCTs) were adopted by countries across Latin America as central elements of their poverty reduction strategies. Alongside other developments in the area of social assistance, CCTs represent an opportunity for countries to develop an integrated and inclusive set of social policies. At the same time, particular CCT features risk promoting the further residualisation and fragmentation of safety nets. Drawing on the experience of six countries in Latin America, this paper identifies the variations and recent trends in CCT design and implementation. Based on this review, it considers the contribution of CCTs to the potential transition from a largely absent or minimal safety net to a coordinated system of social policies.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/Home.do?active=0
Additional Information: © 2009 International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth United Nations Development Programme
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 60
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 11:16
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26837/

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