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Shielding the Poor: Social Protection in the Developing World


  • Lustig, Nora


  • Phillips, Katherin Ross
  • Gertler, Paul
  • Smeeding, Timothy M.
  • Attanasio, Orazio P.
  • Zeller, Manfred
  • Hopenhayn, Hugo A.
  • James, Estelle
  • Ríos-Rull, José-Victor
  • Jørgensen, Steen Lau
  • Lustig, Nora
  • Sadoulet, Elisabeth
  • Márquez, Gustavo
  • Nicolini, Juan Pablo
  • Mesa-Lago, Carmelo
  • de Janvry, Alain
  • Van Domelan, Julie


Shielding the Poor presents a group of studies on social protection in the developing world from leading researchers. These studies address the issue of vulnerability of the poor to adverse shocks and propose policies to increase their protection and coping capacity. The studies emphasize the need for building permanent institutional structures that help reduce and manage the risks that households face as part of a coherent long-term strategy to reduce poverty and promote social equity. The articles included in this book were presented at the conference, "Social Protection and Poverty," held at the Inter-American Development Bank in February, 1999 in Washington, DC.

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  • Phillips, Katherin Ross & Gertler, Paul & Smeeding, Timothy M. & Attanasio, Orazio P. & Zeller, Manfred & Hopenhayn, Hugo A. & James, Estelle & Ríos-Rull, José-Victor & Jørgensen, Steen Lau & Lustig, , 2011. "Shielding the Poor: Social Protection in the Developing World," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 335 edited by Lustig, Nora, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:idbbks:335

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    1. Ka Ho MOK & Genghua HUANG, 2013. "Resident Evaluation and Expectation of Social Services in Guangzhou," Journal of Current Chinese Affairs - China aktuell, Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, vol. 42(3), pages 7-28.
    2. Timothy Smeeding & James Williamson, 2001. "Income Maintenance in Old Age: What Can be Learned from Cross-National Comparisons," LIS Working papers 263, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg.
    3. Feitosa de Britto, T., 2004. "Conditional cash transfers: why have they become so prominent in recent poverty reduction strategies in Latin America," ISS Working Papers - General Series 19150, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.


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