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Journal ArticleInstitutionalizing Segregation: Women, Conditional Cash Transfers, and Paid Employment in Southern Ecuador
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthDiscrimination in employment Segregation Transfer payments
Book ChapterThe politics of promoting social protection in Uganda: A comparative analysis of social cash transfers and social health insurance Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Journal ArticleIdentity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityIdentity Legal empowerment Welfare
Working PaperWorker retraining and transfer payments: The political economy of social protection
We conduct an incentive-theoretical analysis of political economy considerations in the design of social protection programmes in developing countries to accompany economic reforms...Political economy Social protection Transfer payments
Working PaperThe politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda
In 2015 the Government of Uganda agreed to start rolling out a social pension programme, and increasing its own contribution to it...Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Working PaperFormalizing safety nets and the requirements to obtain them: An increased role for identity documents in the Global South
Having a birth certificate is a stepping stone to acquiring an array of rights and benefits, including other documents necessary to navigate in and outside of one’s home country...Pensions Transfer payments
Working PaperInstitutionalizing segregation: Conditional cash transfers and employment choices
Some claim that certain forms of social protection, conditional cash transfers in particular, result in perverse incentives for recipients in order to stay eligible for receiving benefits...Discrimination in employment Segregation Transfer payments
Journal ArticlePolicy Responses to Aid Surges in Countries with Limited International Capital Mobility: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Transfer payments
Journal ArticleRemittances and Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Mexico
Part of Journal Special Issue Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin AmericaEconomic assistance and foreign aid Globalization Poverty
Working PaperRemittances and Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Mexico
International remittances have been portrayed as the human face of globalization given their potential to alleviate poverty by directly increasing household income...Economic assistance and foreign aid Globalization Poverty
Book ChapterTransition from ODA to Private Capital Flows
From the book: Development Finance in the Global EconomyCapital Macroeconomics Monetary policy
Book ChapterDo Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers?: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico
From the book: Insurance Against PovertyPolicy sciences Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Book ChapterCan Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?
From the book: Insurance Against PovertyEconomic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
Working PaperThe Transition from Official Aid to Private Capital Flows: Implications for a Developing Country
India’s capital account displays a sharp swing in external financing from official assistance to private capital transfers in the 1990s. This paper examines the implications of this transition for the country...Capital Macroeconomics Monetary policy
Book ChapterRedistribution Does Matter: Growth and Redistribution for Poverty Reduction
From the book: Growth, Inequality and PovertyEconomic development Equality and inequality Poverty