This thesis explores how social transfers promote a sustainable path out of poverty while fostering economic performance. It is showed that non-contributory social protection investments foster economic performance. The findings include non-negative effects of social transfers on household heads’ labour supply in Ecuador. Investments in human capital are seen to promote higher levels of schooling. Regarding mid-term effects a positive treatment effect for social transfers on intragenerational social mobility is found. Finally, the results indicate a positive rate of return of social protection investments in Cambodia. In conclusion, social protection programmes must be seen as an investment rather than as a cost.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||6 Dec 2017|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- i38 - "Welfare and Poverty: Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs"
- social protection investments
- economic performance
- cost efficiency