Does participation in a social assistance program by parents have spillovers on their children’s own participation, future labor market attachment, and human capital investments? While intergenerational concerns have figured prominently in policy debates for decades, causal evidence is scarce due to non-random participation and data limitations. In this paper we exploit a 1993 policy reform in the Netherlands which tightened disability insurance (DI) criteria for existing claimants, and use rich panel data to link parents to children’s longrun outcomes.
Whilst tax-benefit microsimulation models are commonplace in developed countries, only recently have they been made available for developing countries. Similarly, often due to a lack of data, the targeting effectiveness of cash transfers in Africa has not often been thoroughly evaluated. With this in mind, we utilise the MicroZAMOD microsimulation model in order to assess the targeting efficiency of the Zambian Social Cash Transfer (SCT).
Turkey is an upper middle-income country and home to the largest refugee population in the world; over 3.1 million Syrians live under temporary protection, almost half of whom (nearly 1.4 million) are children. Only around 8% of Syrian refugees live in 22 official camps in provinces along the Syrian border,1 while the remaining 92% reside in host communities – mostly in the southeast of the country, but also increasingly in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and other large cities in the north and west.
This report seeks to build on the 2009 analysis and begin a systematic process to better understand the strengths and challenges of school feeding programmes globally. It is a work in progress, and presents the current status of our understanding of school feeding. Information was drawn from a global survey conducted by WFP in early 2012 and a series of case studies and peer-reviewed technical working papers undertaken in collaboration with partners. The analysis led to the identification of new areas that require more focused attention.
The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017 takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also focuses on trends in job quality, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment. Global GDP growth hit a six-year low in 2016, at 3.1 per cent, well below the rate projected in the previous year.
These publications present different country's experiences on universal social protection coverage. The publications encompass a wide range of programs, country settings and regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zanzibar), Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine), Latin America and Caribbean (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago), East Asia and Pacific (China, Mongolia, Thailand and Timor-Leste), and South Asia Region (Maldives, Nepal).
This training will focus on different financial instruments intended for persons with disabilities, their implementation and monitoring in line with the UNCRPD.
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Among the main functions of general government expenditure in the European Union (EU), ‘social protection’ was by far the largest in 2016, equivalent to 19.1% of GDP. The next most important areas were ‘health’ (7.1%), ‘general public services’ such as external affairs and public debt transactions (6.0%), ‘education’ (4.7%) and ‘economic affairs’ (4.0%). ‘Public order and safety’ (1.7%), ‘defence’ (1.3%), ‘recreation, culture and religion’ (1.0%), ‘environmental protection’ (0.7%) and ‘housing and community amenities’ (0.6%) had more limited weights.