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The global rise of social cash transfers (2018)

how states and international organizations constructed a new instrument for combating poverty

in: Oxford scholarship online

Abstract

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) proclaimed the equality of all human beings in dignity and rights. The right to social security, however, has been taken more seriously only since the 2000s, through calls for 'Social Security for All' and 'Leaving no-one behind'. The book investigates a major response, social cash transfers to the poor. The idea of simply giving money to the poor had been rejected by all major development organisations, but since the early 2000s, social cash transfers have mushroomed in the global South and on agendas of international organisations. How come? What programmes have emerged in which countries? Based on unique quantitative and qualitative data and on newly created concepts and indicators, this text takes stock of all identifiable cash transfers in all Southern countries and of the views of all major international organisations.

Keywords

Economic assistance, Human security, Economic development, Developing countries

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780191815997

Edition

First edition

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780198754336.001.0001

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