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Title:Social protection for Africa's children
Editors:Handa, SudhanshuISNI
Devereux, StephenISNI
Webb, DouglasISNI
Series:Routledge studies in development economics
City of publisher:London
ISBN:0415583330; 9780415583336
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:social security
social policy
Abstract:Social protection is an increasingly important part of the social policy dialogue in Africa. This collective volume, which focuses on social protection for children, contributes to building the evidence base, drawing on analysis of social protection programmes in several African countries, as well as original research. It is divided into four parts. The first presents economic and human-rights-based arguments for social protection. This is followed by a part on targeting, which highlights some of the key policy trade-offs faced when deciding between alternative target groups, amongst others in Kenya. The third part presents quantitative evidence on the impact of social cash transfers on children from programmes in South Africa, Malawi and Ethiopia. The final part addresses issues related to social justice and human rights, including campaigns to expand the child support grant in South Africa, children and AIDS as a driver of social protection, and child vulnerability and community coping mechanisms. Contributors: Carlos Alviar, Lorraine Blank, Stephen Devereux, Daniel O. Gilligan, Sudhanshu Handa, Carolyn Heinrich, John Hoddinott, Sheshangai Kaniki, Kenneth Mac Quene, Candace Miller, Tendie Muzondo, Daniel Nzei Musembi, Ingrid van Niekerk, Erick Otieno Nyambedha, Samuel Oluoch Ochieng, Paula Proudlock, Ferdinando Regalia, Kathryn Reichert, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Michael Samson, Scott Stewart, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Maxton Grant Tsoka, Douglas Webb and Martin Williams. [ASC Leiden abstract]