Cash Benefits in Low-Income Countries: Simulating the Effects on Poverty Reduction for Senegal and Tanzania

International Labour Office Discussion Paper No. 15

61 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2006  

Franziska Gassmann

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Christina Behrendt

International Labour Organization; International Labour Office

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

Social cash transfers are increasingly recognized as an effective instrument in the reduction of poverty. The objective of the present study is to model the introduction of basic social cash transfer programmes on household welfare, poverty incidence and depth in two African countries: Senegal and Tanzania. Based on household budget survey data, a set of social cash transfers were modelled in terms of their impact on poverty reduction. In addition, a rough cost estimate of the simulated transfers is provided.

Keywords: Cash benefit, social protection, low income, poverty alleviation, Senegal, Tanzania

Suggested Citation

Gassmann, Franziska and Behrendt, Christina, Cash Benefits in Low-Income Countries: Simulating the Effects on Poverty Reduction for Senegal and Tanzania (August 2006). International Labour Office Discussion Paper No. 15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=933080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.933080

Franziska Gassmann (Contact Author)

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance ( email )

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Christina Behrendt

International Labour Organization ( email )

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Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.ilo.org

International Labour Office ( email )

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Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

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