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Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
World Institute for Development Economics Research
EconomicsPovertySocial protectionEconomic growthDeveloping country
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#1Serena Masino (University of Westminster)H-Index: 2
#2Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 11
AbstractThis paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via savings accounts is found to have medium-term effects on savings decisions, transaction costs, and coping strategies. Overall, the study finds that, following the intervention, a substitution effect emerged between saving portfolio choices, with the poor...
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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. The paper underscores the principles of the poverty focus of social assistance and presents an overview of existence evidence o...
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#1Sam Hickey (CGD: Center for Global Development)H-Index: 24
#2Tom Lavers (CGD: Center for Global Development)H-Index: 8
Last. Jeremy SeekingsH-Index: 24
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#1Juan Miguel Villa (University of Manchester)H-Index: 8
#2Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 11
The effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) on poverty and well-being have been widely studied. However, there is limited knowledge on how a CCT should respond to the dynamics of poverty. How should program administrators treat beneficiaries that exit poverty in period t-1, but exhibit a high probability of falling into poverty in period t? This is a relevant, yet unanswered question. This paper provides an analysis of the implications of poverty dynamics in the implementation of graduation...
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#1Laurence Roope (University of Oxford)H-Index: 6
#2Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 11
Last. Finn Tarp (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 37
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The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution. During 1975–2010, global bipolarization declined substantially according to ‘relative’ measures, while it increased according to ‘absolute’ measures. The results mirror trends in global inequality over the same period.
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#1Fiseha Haile (World Bank)H-Index: 1
#2Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 11
Over the past two decades, there has been unprecedented attention to the promotion of human development via government spending in the social sectors as a conditio sine qua non for economic growth and improved aggregate welfare. Yet the existing evidence on the subject remains limited and contested. This paper contributes to the literature by examining the causal effect of government spending on the social sectors (health, education and social protection) on three measures of aggregate welfare: ...
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#1Sam Hickey (CGD: Center for Global Development)H-Index: 24
#2Tom Lavers (CGD: Center for Global Development)H-Index: 8
Last. Jeremy SeekingsH-Index: 24
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Social assistance programmes proliferated and expanded across much of the global South from the mid-1990s. Within Africa there has been enormous variation in this trend: some governments expanded coverage dramatically while others resisted this. The existing literature on social assistance, or social protection more broadly, offers little in explanation of this variation. Drawing on the literature on political settlements and democratic politics, we argue that variation results from the politica...
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#1Tony Addison (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 26
#2Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 11
Last. Jukka Pirttilä (World Institute for Development Economics Research)H-Index: 18
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This paper presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place over the past three decades. The paper gives especial emphasis to the role of natural endowments, political economy, social structure and history, and the interplay between politics and tax revenues. These are relevant issues, considering that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have placed fiscal ...
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