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Combining Conditional Cash Transfers and Primary Health Care to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Brazil


  • Davide Rasella

    () (Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia)

  • Rômulo Paes-Sousa

    () (World Centre for Sustainable Development, RIO+ Centre)


Strategies adopted to reduce child mortality in developing countries are usually focused on interventions addressing biological causes, without considering its key underlying determinants. Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are poverty reduction interventions that transfer money to poor households with the requirement that parents comply with specific conditions focused on improving health and education for their children.

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  • Davide Rasella & Rômulo Paes-Sousa, 2013. "Combining Conditional Cash Transfers and Primary Health Care to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Brazil," One Pager 242, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:242

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    1. María Alzúa & Guillermo Cruces & Laura Ripani, 2013. "Welfare programs and labor supply in developing countries: experimental evidence from Latin America," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, pages 1255-1284.
    2. Ariel Fiszbein & Norbert Schady & Francisco H.G. Ferreira & Margaret Grosh & Niall Keleher & Pedro Olinto & Emmanuel Skoufias, 2009. "Conditional Cash Transfers : Reducing Present and Future Poverty," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2597.
    3. Fernando Botelho & Vladimir Ponczek, 2011. "Segmentation in the Brazilian Labor Market," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 59(2), pages 437-463.
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