Ten best resources on conditional cash transfers

Marshall, Caroline and Hill, Peter S. (2014) Ten best resources on conditional cash transfers. Health Policy And Planning, 30 6: 742-746. doi:10.1093/heapol/czu051

Author Marshall, Caroline
Hill, Peter S.
Title Ten best resources on conditional cash transfers
Journal name Health Policy And Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-2237
Publication date 2014-06-26
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1093/heapol/czu051
Open Access Status
Volume 30
Issue 6
Start page 742
End page 746
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The world’s economy is in a fragile state. Although cautiously recovering from a global recession, unemployment rates and poverty levels remain high. At the same time, food and fuel crises have resulted in skyrocketing commodity costs, straining household budgets even further than before. In the wake of these financial pressure points, there has been increased focus on social safety net programmes. More recently, Brazil’s ‘Bolsa Familia’ conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme has celebrated its tenth-year anniversary, renewing focus on this particular aspect of social transfer programmes. This essay examines one particular aspect of these social safety net programmes: CCTs. CCT programmes are useful social programmes that have had demonstrable effects on many different populations. However, they are not a ‘magic bullet’ against poverty, and their image has suffered from unreasonable expectations of their impacts. This 10 best list is an ideal starting point from which a potential user can begin to understand CCTs. There remain significant gaps in the literature behind CCTs, with a particular need for much more research on emerging areas such as impacts on gender, long-term school and health outcomes, methods for increasing efficiency and adapting conditionalities within cultural contexts, among others. However, this list can function as a starting point from which the reader can gain an understanding and appreciation for what we believe to be one of the most innovative social programmes for addressing poverty worldwide.
Keyword Conditional cash transfers
Poverty reduction
Social transfer programmes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: June 26, 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 15:29:35 EST by Associate Professor Peter Hill on behalf of School of Public Health