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Why a universal Child Grant makes sense in Nepal: a four-step analysis

Mathers, Nicholas (2017) Why a universal Child Grant makes sense in Nepal: a four-step analysis. Global Social Policy, 17 (3). pp. 353-358. ISSN 1468-0181

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1468018117729913


Whether cash transfers should be poverty targeted or universal within certain social categories remains a hotly debated topic. Recent plans to expand Nepal’s Child Grant programme brought this question sharply into focus. Using available secondary data, this article presents a four-step analysis that examines the costs and benefits of different approaches. Given the country’s poverty profile, the theoretical results of different targeting models, government capacity and overall costs, a universal (age-cohort targeted) approach achieves the best outcomes for children

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 17:33
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 01:50

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