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Journal Article

68

Little Cash to Large Households: Cash Transfers and Children’s Care in Disadvantaged Families in Ghana

Published on 1 July 2015

Social protection is widely considered to have a positive effect on children, including supporting improvements in nutritional, educational and health outcomes. Much less is known, however, about the impact of interventions on children’s care.

This article considers the impact of a social cash transfer targeted at poor households – Ghana’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme – on child well-being, quality of care and preventing children’s separation from their parents as perceived by programme and non-programme beneficiaries in a context of vulnerability, large households and widespread informal kinship care.

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Keetie Roelen

Research Fellow / Co-Director, Centre for Social Protection

Publication details

published by
Wiley
authors
Roelen, K., Karki Chettri, H. and Delap, E.
journal
International Social Security Review, volume 68, issue 2

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Programmes and centres
Centre for Social Protection
Region
Ghana

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