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The Impact of Social Protection on Children: A review of the literature

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  • Marco Sanfilippo
  • Bruno Martorano
  • Chris De Neubourg

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Social protection is particularly important for children, in view of their higher levels of vulnerability compared to adults, and the role that social protection can play in ensuring adequate nutrition, access to and utilization of social services. While existing evidence shows that social protection programmes successfully address several dimensions of child well-being -often in an indirect way - a move towards a more "child sensitive" approach to social protection has recently been advocated at the highest level in the international development community.

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  • Marco Sanfilippo & Bruno Martorano & Chris De Neubourg, 2012. "The Impact of Social Protection on Children: A review of the literature," Papers inwopa666, Innocenti Working Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa666
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    1. Roelen, Keetie & Delap, Emily & Jones, Camilla & Karki Chettri, Helen, 2017. "Improving child wellbeing and care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 73(C), pages 309-318.
    2. Raquel Tebaldi & Anne Esser & Anna Davies Davidsen, 2017. "Promoting child- and gender-sensitive outcomes in cash transfer programmes: a review of different strategies in programme administration," Policy Research Brief 61, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
    3. Armando Barrientos & Jasmina Byrne & Juan Miguel Villa & Paola Peña, 2013. "Social Transfers and Child Protection," Papers inwopa691, Innocenti Working Papers.

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    child protection; education; evaluation; health; nutrition; policy and planning; policy goals; social protection;

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    • H0 - Public Economics - - General

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