Social Transfers and Child Protection
Innocenti Working Papers 2013-05
- Barrientos, Armando;
- Byrne, Jasmina;
- Peña, Paola;
- Villa, Juan Miguel;
DescriptionThe 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.
A revised version of this report was published in the Children and Youth Services Review