The Impact of Social Security on Household Welfare: Evidence from a Transition Country
AbstractAlthough there is no doubt that social security can help poverty reduction, their effect on poverty reduction can vary for different situations. This paper uses fixed-effects regression to estimate the effects of social security transfers including contributory pensions and social allowances on consumption expenditure of receiving households, and subsequently investigates the impact of the social security transfers on poverty in Vietnam. It is found that both pensions and social allowances increase expenditure of households, especially expenditure on non-food consumption. Pensions have a higher effect on expenditure than social allowances. Pensions and social allowances reduce poverty of the recipients as well as the whole population.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 40777.
Date of creation: 26 Sep 2010
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Social security; pensions; social allowances; poverty; household welfare; Vietnam;
Other versions of this item:
- Nguyen Viet Cuong, 2013. "The Impact of Social Security on Household Welfare: Evidence from a Transition Country," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 25(5), pages 737-757, December.
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
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