This study estimates the rates of return (RoR) of non-contributory social transfer programmes in Cambodia using household data and going beyond standard cost efficiency analyses by developing a dynamic micro simulation. It shows that social protection promotes equitable economic growth by enhancing human development and fostering economic performance at the micro level. A positive RoR is achieved after 12 periods and can reach between 12 per cent and 15 per cent after 20 periods. This study shows that micro simulation models can be extended in order to analyse the economic returns on social protection.
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
|Series||UNU-MERIT Working Papers|
Mideros, A., Gassmann, F., & Mohnen, P. (2013). Estimation of rates of return of social protection : making the case for non-contributory social transfers in Cambodia. UNU-MERIT. UNU-MERIT Working Papers, No. 063