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Social Transfers and
Child Protection

Armando Barrientos, Jasmina Byrne,
Juan Miguel Villa, Paola Peña
Office of Research Working Paper

WP-2013-05 | April 2013

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SOCIAL TRANSFERS AND CHILD PROTECTION
Armando Barrientos,a Jasmina Byrne,b Juan Miguel Villa,a Paola Peñaa
a Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester
b UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti

Abstract. The paper assesses the available evidence on the potential effects of social transfers on child protection outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: the negative outcomes or damaging exposure of children to violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect, and improved outcomes or a reduction in exposure to these phenomena. The study identifies and evaluates three possible channels through which social transfers can influence child protection outcomes: direct effects observed where the objectives of social transfers are explicit chid protection outcomes; indirect effects where the impact of social transfers on poverty and exclusion leads to improved child protection outcomes; and potential synergies in implementation of social transfers and child protection. It also discusses how the design and implementation of social transfers can contribute to improved child protection outcomes.

Keywords: child rights, child protection, social transfers, poverty

Acknowledgements: The UNICEF Office of Research and Brooks World Poverty Institute acknowledge with thanks the valuable contribution of many experts who have contributed to this paper by providing comments and inputs, sharing the literature and participating in meetings and discussions. Special thanks to external peer reviewers Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York, Paul Dornan, Virginia Morrow and Kirrily
Pells from Young Lives, University of Oxford and Charles Knox-Vydmanov, HelpAge International. This paper also benefited from support and insights by the UNICEF advisory group members Peter Beat Gross, Jennifer Yablonski, Sheila Murphy, Rachel Yeats, Solrun Engilbertsdottir and Natalia Winder, Andrew Mawson, Bruno Martorano and Goran Holmqvist.

Fuente y texto completo: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/iwp_2013_05.pdf

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