Targeting and self-targeting in a new social assistance programme


Micklewright, John, Coudouel, Aline and Marnie, Sheila (2004) Targeting and self-targeting in a new social assistance programme. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 20pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A04/03) ).

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The analysis of targeting of cash benefits is typically silent on whether any success is due to encouraging claims from the poor or to the decisions of administrators on the claims they receive. By contrast, the paper models the probabilities of households’ knowledge of a new social assistance scheme, of a claim conditional on knowledge, and of an award conditional on knowledge and claim. It uses household survey data from Uzbekistan where a new social assistance benefit is administered by community organisations. The paper therefore also illustrates problems of design of decentralised social assistance schemes in developing countries.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 8155
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:01
Publisher: Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8155

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