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Social assistance : cash transfers potential impact of decision 67

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  • Tuyet, Pham Anh
  • Castel, Paulette

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A wide range of public policies aims at improving the social welfare of the population or specific groups among the population. The use of the term social protection usually refers to the group of social policies that provide cash transfer to protect households from poverty. The goal of this study is to measure the possible impact of these new policies. Because the new regulations have been recently passed and few administrative data on the programs are available, the study cannot report on the effective impact of the new policy. The approach instead uses the 2006 VHLSS (Vietnamese Household Living Standard Survey) to estimate how efficient the new policy could be if it had enough resource to be fully implemented without any restriction. The first section measures how many of the poor could be eligible to social allowances if the decision 67 could be fully implemented. The second section describes the characteristics of the poor that would probably not benefit from this new policy.

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  • Tuyet, Pham Anh & Castel, Paulette, 2009. "Social assistance : cash transfers potential impact of decision 67," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 64276, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:64276
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