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Conditional cash transfers as a tool of social policy

Bastagli, Francesca (2011) Conditional cash transfers as a tool of social policy. Economic and Political Weekly, 46 (21). pp. 61-66. ISSN 0012-9976

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The design of public cash transfers involves a careful balancing of policy priorities and objectives. Variations in the rationale for a conditional cash transfer shape benefit amounts, coverage, duration of programme participation, targeting practices and the definition of conditionality. Drawing on the experience of low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, this article highlights differences in the design of CCTs and the central issues and trade-offs associated with income transfers, targeting and conditionality. It also reviews the evidence on the impact of CCTs on income poverty, service utilisation and outcomes in education and health.

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Additional Information: © 2011 Economic and Political Weekly
Divisions: STICERD
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 12:49
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:15

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