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Crafting Policies to End Poverty in Latin America: The Quiet by Ana Lorena De La O

By Ana Lorena De La O

This publication presents a concept and proof to provide an explanation for the preliminary determination of governments to undertake a conditional funds move application (the such a lot renowned form of antipoverty application presently in operation in Latin America), and no matter if such courses are insulated from political manipulations or no longer. Ana Lorena De los angeles O exhibits that even if presidents restrict their very own discretion or now not has results for the survival of regulations, their manipulation, and the way potent they're in enhancing the lives of the bad. This booklet is the 1st of its style to offer proof from all Latin American CCTs.

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However, adopting a CCT with more elaborate rules and more robust operations (a “neutral” CCT), which is more effective in fighting poverty and is more insulated from politics, erodes patron-client relations. The vote of a wealthier CCT recipient is more expensive for political party brokers. Moreover, the implementation of a CCT with strict operational rules demonstrates to recipients that party brokers have less discretion to administer program resources. This informative effect also makes votebuying more difficult.

Conditional cash transfer programs are not salient only for recipients, they are often, if not always, the flagship programs of governments, as well. Administrations implementing cash transfers are unapologetic about reaching out to welfare state outsiders. ” As a consequence, in many countries in Latin America CCTs have garnered broad support. Given the importance of CCTs for recipients and governments alike, studying this type of antipoverty program sheds light into the broader question of how and why governments use social spending to improve the lives of the poor.

2007; D´ıaz-Cayeros and Magaloni 2009; Green 2006; Zucco 2013). However, scholars have made contradictory claims about why CCTs have such an effect. Some argue that CCTs persuade recipients to change their vote choice for programmatic reasons, such as retrospective voting (D´ıaz-Cayeros and Magaloni 2009). Others posit that beneficiaries of CCTs may be persuaded to vote against their preferences in response to threats of program discontinuation (Cornelius 2004; Schedler 2000). This book shows that when a CCT has operational guidelines that limit discretion, program benefits foster proincumbent support by mobilizing recipients, not by persuading them.

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