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Social Cash Transfers in the Global South: An Entitlement Revolution

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Social cash transfers have mushroomed in the global South since the 2000s. This chapter maps the new landscape of cash transfers. What programmes have emerged in which countries, and how firmly are ... More


Models of Social Cash Transfers: Policy Proposals by International Organizations

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Around 2000, poverty had moved to the top of global agendas, but there was no clear idea what policies would be appropriate. By the mid-2000s, a consensus among international organizations on social ... More


The Impact of Social Transfers on Income Poverty and Material Deprivation

Geranda Notten and Anne-Catherine Guio

in Decent Incomes for All: Improving Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190849696
eISBN:
9780190849726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849696.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

In 2010, the European Union (EU) committed to lifting at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion, using income poverty, severe material deprivation, and (quasi-)joblessness as ... More


Social Cash Transfers: Past and Present

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter draws together the findings from the earlier chapters, depicting achievements, limitations, and backgrounds of the global rise of social cash transfers. Cash transfers have turned ... More


Circuits of Commerce

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter expands on a phenomenon noted in Smelser's analysis of social change in the industrial revolution: the development of differentiated ties that cross household boundaries and involve ... More


Basic Social Security: From Poor Relief to Social Assistance to Social Cash Transfers

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter traces the historical origins of social assistance (including social cash transfers) in North and South, and maps the field in conceptual terms. It is argued that the emergence of social ... More


Making Sense of a Quiet Revolution: The Global Rise of Social Assistance

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the topic of the book, social cash transfers for the poor in the global South, and depicts the research questions, theories, methods, indicators, and data of the analysis. The ... More


The development of the SPF Recommendation

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the development of the Social Protection Floor concept. It ranges from initial conceptualization in 2000, in the context of debates about the need for a global social floor, ... More


Changing Global Discourses: New Reasons for Social Security

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

All major international organizations had rejected the idea of social cash transfers to the poor until the late 1990s. Why did they adopt the idea by the mid-2000s? It is argued that the 1990s ... More


The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Lutz Leisering

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

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 ... More


Towards a Theory of Social Assistance

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter sets out a theory of social assistance (including social cash transfers), which covers both the global North and South, and discusses the future of income security in the South beyond ... More


The Social Cash Transfer Programme of Malawi: The Role of Evaluation from the Pilot to the Expansion

Gustavo Angeles, Sara Abdoulayi, Clare Barrington, Sudhanshu Handa, Esmie Tamanda Kainja, Peter Mvula, Harry Mwamlima, Maxton Tsoka, and Tayllor Spadafora

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) is an unconditional cash transfer programme targeted at the ultra-poor and labour-constrained households of the country. The main objectives of the ... More


Rising Inequality in the Egalitarian Nordics

Erling Barth, Kalle Moene, and Axel West Pedersen

in Europe's Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197545706
eISBN:
9780197545737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545706.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter demonstrates that while the Nordic countries remain relatively affluent and egalitarian, inequality of disposable household income has been on the rise over the past 30 years. The ... More


Has It Ever Happened?

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses existing Citizen's Income and similar schemes, and also two recent pilot projects. Since 1977, Alaskans have received unconditional annual dividends from a permanent fund built ... More


Pilot projects and experiments

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes a number of Citizen's Basic Income pilot projects and other experiments. It first considers the social dividend (a form of Citizen's Basic Income) distributed in Alaska, known ... More


Exports, Exchange Regimes, and Fragility

Ibrahim Elbadawi, Raimundo Soto, and Isaac Z. Martínez

in Macroeconomic Policy in Fragile States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853091
eISBN:
9780191887437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853091.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Economic growth is significantly slower in fragile environments and twice as volatile as in other emerging economies. Backwardness also shows in exports, which have remained stagnant and ... More


Strengthening Redistribution

Brian Nolan, Chrysa Leventi, Holly Sutherland, and Iva Tasseva

in Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807056
eISBN:
9780191844836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807056.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with redistribution by the state via cash transfers and direct taxes, which is influential on how incomes evolve for working-age households around and below the middle of the ... More


Vulnerability

Mariacristina Rossi and Lucia Latino

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economic and financial crises, social unrest, wars. and natural disasters are risks which, when they actually materialize, threaten the households of an entire community or nation. The consequences ... More


Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

With accumulating evidence casting doubt on forecasts of imminent decline in welfare states, some recent scholarship has instead focused on a different scenario: the prospects for cross-national ... More


Zimbabwe: Using Evidence to Overcome Political and Economic Challenges to Starting a National Unconditional Cash Transfer Programme

David Seidenfeld, Lovemore Dumba, Sudhanshu Handa, Leon Muwoni, Hannah Reeves, and Elayn Sammon

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Zimbabwe’s national cash transfer programme, called the Harmonized Social Cash Transfer (HSCT), stands out from other cash transfer programmes in Africa because it started in a highly sensitive ... More


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