Child protection: a role for conditional cash transfer programmes?

Abstract

Drawing on empirical data from a community-based study with children and adults in rural Peru, the paper analyses the everyday experiences of a conditional cash transfer programme, called ‘Juntos’. The findings show that social protection programmes like Juntos address certain child vulnerabilities by making eligibility for their cash transfers conditional on behaviour-related to child protection-related such as health check-ups and school attendance. However, there are other aspects of children's well-being that are not being considered, such as experiences of violence and exclusion. This paper discusses both opportunities and challenges for cash transfer programmes to play a greater role in child protection.

Citation

Streuli, N. Child protection: a role for conditional cash transfer programmes? Development in Practice (2012) 22 (4) 588-599. [Special Issue: Child Protection in Development] [DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2012.672956]

Child protection: a role for conditional cash transfer programmes?

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