WIDER Seminar: Conditional cash transfers, child work and schooling


by Valeria Groppo

Time: 15:00 – 16:00 (UTC +2)
Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2020
Venue: Online

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Valeria Groppo will give a virtual presentation in the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 January to discuss the impact of the United Republic of Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) on child work and education.

The programme provides to extremely poor households cash transfers that are partly conditional on their use of health and education services, along with a public works component that guarantees 15 days of paid work per month for up to four months.

The research found the programme improved child education outcomes. These findings were echoed in the qualitative data – participants referred to working on family farms as being both safer for children and more beneficial for the family.

Find out more in the online seminar – details and registration here

Valeria Groppo is Social Policy Specialist at the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti since 2016. She contributes to assess the impact of social protection programmes on child labour and education, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She also conducts research on educational policies and programmes to address child labour in South Asia, with a focus on India and Bangladesh. 






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