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Levels and targeting of social benefits in global perspective: combatting poverty through social policy. LIS working papers series - No. 647. Luxembourg: Luxembourg Income Study.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
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Abstract [en]

This study investigates an old question that has re-emerged in social policy-making and in analyses of global social development: to what extent does targeting and size of social transfers matter for poverty? Using multilevel logistic regression and LIS income data for 40 middle- and high-income countries, we show that the size of transfer income has greater explanatory value for cross-country differences in poverty than the degree of targeting of transfer income. The results are remarkably robust in terms of estimated individual-level and country-level compositional and confounding factors.

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Luxembourg: Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) , 2015. , 42 p.
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, LIS working paper series, 647
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-125384DiVA: diva2:892588
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2016-02-08Bibliographically approved

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