An increase in the number and scope of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes as a way to provide households with financial resources to meet subsistence needs while encouraging investment in children's human capital has come as a growing number live in extreme poverty after the recent financial crisis.
Does the onset of care-dependence in an older household member leads to household impoverishment and vulnerability? This mixed methods project is nested within Dementia Research Group population-based studies in Mexico, Peru, China and Nigeria.
This project develops new methodologies related to multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis focusing on the following themes: weights, trade-offs, and policy incentives in multidimensional poverty measures; multidimensional poverty dynamics; multidimensional poverty and welfare economics.
Researchers will study human development in its many dimensions from early infanthood throughout childhood as well as the policies implemented to target these dimensions to identify mechanisms that underlie the accumulation of human capital.