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Old age, poverty and social investment

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  • Armando Barrientos

    (IDPM, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)

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    The paper examines two commonly held views on the relationship existing between old age and poverty in developing countries: that poverty is less pronounced among the old; and that poverty reduction programmes focused on the old have lower social payoffs than programmes aimed at the young. The paper argues that standard measures underestimate old age poverty, and that the evaluation of poverty programmes needs to take account of the economic contribution of the old and of positive externalities in old age support. It concludes that the low priority given to old age support in developing countries needs to be reconsidered. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 8 ()
    Pages: 1133-1141

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:14:y:2002:i:8:p:1133-1141

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    1. Nanak Kakwani & Hyun H. Son & Richard Hinz, 2006. "Poverty, Old-Age and Social Pensions in Kenya," Working Papers 24, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
    2. Barrientos, Armando & Gorman, Mark & Heslop, Amanda, 2003. "Old Age Poverty in Developing Countries: Contributions and Dependence in Later Life," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 555-570, March.
    3. Barrientos, Armando, 2003. "What Is the Impact of Non-Contributory Pensions on Poverty? Estimates from Brazil and South Africa," Development Economics and Public Policy Working Papers, University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) 30556, University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).
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    5. Roddy McKinnon & Roland Sigg,, 2006. "The Role and Nature of Non-Contributory Social Security in the Design of Social Protection Strategies for Older People in DCs," Working Papers id:525, eSocialSciences.
    6. Bloom, David E. & McKinnon, Roddy, 2013. "The Design and Implementation of Public Pension Systems in Developing Countries: Issues and Options," IZA Policy Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 59, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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