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

  • Bruno Martorano
  • Chris De Neubourg
  • Marco Sanfilippo
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

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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Date of creation: 2012
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