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Fertility impact of social transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa - What about pensions
The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The potential link between child-related cash transfers and increased fertility is often raised asan issue of concern when debating their use. Old-age pension is a form of cash transfer wheretheory would suggest the opposite impact, i.e. pensions equal decreasing fertility. A handful ofSub-Saharan African countries have introduced non-contributory social pensions that cover thegreat majority of the older population. It makes them into a distinct group in relation to the rest ofthe region where public old-age security arrangements, if existing at all, are largely reserved forthe formal sector. This paper attempts to trace any impact these high-coverage pensionschemes may have had on fertility. Findings suggest that there has been such an impact, in therange of 0,5 to 1,5 children less per woman depending on model specification.

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Manchester: Brooks World Poverty Institute , 2010. , 21 p.
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Brooks World Poverty Institute/BWPI working papers, 119
Keyword [en]
social protection, social transfers, fertility, old age pension, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1122ISBN: 978-1-907247-18-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-1122DiVA: diva2:319712
Available from: 2010-05-20 Created: 2010-05-19 Last updated: 2010-05-20Bibliographically approved

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