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Welfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Miguel Niño-Zarazúa ()

No wp-2019-82, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transitions and rapid urbanization and economic convergence that many developing countries have exhibited over the past decades.

Keywords: Social assistance; Social protection; Poverty; Redistribution; Welfare; Developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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