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Social Transfers and Child Protection

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  • Armando Barrientos
  • Jasmina Byrne
  • Paola Peña
  • Juan Miguel Villa
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

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The paper assesses the available evidence on the potential effects of social transfers on child protection outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: the negative outcomes or damaging exposure of children to violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect, and improved outcomes or a reduction in exposure to these phenomena. The study identifies and evaluates three possible channels through which social transfers can influence child protection outcomes: direct effects observed where the objectives of social transfers are explicit chid protection outcomes; indirect effects where the impact of social transfers on poverty and exclusion leads to improved child protection outcomes; and potential synergies in implementation of social transfers and child protection. It also discusses how the design and implementation of social transfers can contribute to improved child protection outcomes.

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Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa691.

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Length: 44
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa691

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Keywords: child protection; poverty; rights of the child; social security benefits; transfer income;

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  1. Andrea Verdasco & UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2013. "Strengthening Child Protection Systems for Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Mozambique: A case study of the border town of Ressano Garcia," Innocenti Working Papers inwopa705, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

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