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What Is the Impact of Non-Contributory Pensions on Poverty? Estimates from Brazil and South Africa

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  • Barrientos, Armando
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    This paper considers the impact of cash transfer programmes for the old in Brazil and South Africa on poverty among households with older people. Using datasets collected specifically for the purpose, the paper constructs conditional and unconditional estimates of the poverty reduction capacity of these programmes. The paper finds that non-contributory pensions have a measurable and significant impact upon poverty reduction and poverty prevention in the two countries studied.

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    Paper provided by University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) in its series Development Economics and Public Policy Working Papers with number 30556.

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    Date of creation: 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:idpmde:30556

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    Keywords: poverty; pensions; South Africa; Brazil; Food Security and Poverty; H55; I32; I38; J14;

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    1. Armando Barrientos, 2002. "Old age, poverty and social investment," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(8), pages 1133-1141.
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    1. John Toye & David Hulme, 2005. "The case for cross-disciplinary social science research on poverty, inequality and well-being," Economics Series Working Papers GPRG-WPS-001, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.

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