Search for dissertations about: "cash transfers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words cash transfers.

  1. 1. Clientelism, conditional cash transfers, and cross-class coalitions: why governments expand pro-poor redistribution

    Author : Elin Bergman; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : redistribution; clientelism; vote buying; conditional cash transfers; upscale; poor; Latin America; Brazil; mixed methods;

    Abstract : Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) allow poor households and individuals access to income support in return for investments in health and education. Originally adopted in Brazil and Mexico in the late 1990s, CCTs are now present in developing countries across the world. READ MORE

  2. 2. Social Policy of Our Time? : An Inquiry into Evidence, Assumptions, and Diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America

    Author : Johan Sandberg; Sociologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social policy; conditional cash transfers; policy diffusion; poverty; human capital; Latin America; Uruguay; Guatemala;

    Abstract : This dissertation presents an inquiry into existing evidence, underlying assumptions, and the rapid diffusion of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) in Latin America. Equally concerned with empirical research on CCTs’ assumed capabilities and the programmes’ political economy and social policy contexts, this inquiry combines systematic analyses and case studies from field work in Uruguay and Guatemala. READ MORE

  3. 3. Worms, Farms and Schools : Three Essays on Investment Choices in Uganda

    Author : Benedetta Lerva; Konrad Burchardi; Jakob Svensson; Jonathan de Quidt; Karen Macours; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; field experiments; randomized evaluations; agriculture; education; externalities; technology adoption; financial aid; cash transfers; school inputs; moral hazard; sharecropping; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Quantifying Externalities in Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan FarmersI investigate how positive externalities contribute to underadoption of agricultural technology among sub-Saharan African farmers. I focus on the adoption of pest-control technologies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Child Marriage, Human Development and Welfare : Using Public Spending, Taxation and Conditional Cash Transfers as Policy Instruments

    Author : Yeasmin Sayeed; Lars Hultkrantz; Jörgen Levin; Jesper Stage; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HDs; Growth; MAMS; VAT Reform; Equity; Welfare; Secondary Stipend; Education; Age at Marriage; Multiregional Social Accounting Matrix; Cross-Entropy Estimation; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : The theme of this thesis is to analyze the impact of policy interventions such as financing human development (HD), tax reform and conditional cash transfer programmes, under the framework of growth and sustainable development. These policy instruments are evaluated through the application of both partial and general equilibrium models, and the last paper concentrates on developing regional social accounting matrices (SAMs) as a core database for spatial general equilibrium modelling. READ MORE

  5. 5. Gender inequity in child survival : travails of the girl child in rural north India

    Author : Anand Krishnan; Nawi Ng; Peter Byass; Chadrakant Pandav; Per Ashorn; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Conditional cash transfers; girl child; inequities; gender; prejudice; mortality; non-specific effects; sex; socio-economic; vaccines; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background: While substantial progress has been made globally towards achieving United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) on child mortality, the decline is not sufficient to reach the targets set for 2015. The South Asian region, which includes India, was to achieve the MDG 4 target of 39 deaths per 1000 live births by 2015 but was estimated to have reached only 61 by 2011. READ MORE