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dc.contributor.advisorMdee (nee Toner), Anna L.
dc.contributor.advisorMorvaridi, Behrooz
dc.contributor.authorNkhoma, Sydney*
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T16:26:51Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T16:26:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/14624
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines whether, how and to what extent social cash transfers help the poor in reducing poverty; not only in income terms but also in relation to how they build on their capabilities and address gender inequality, risk and vulnerability. The thesis explores these questions through an analysis of a community targeted social cash transfer scheme from Traditional Authority Mlomba, Machinga district in Malawi, using the capability approach as the conceptual framework of analysis. The study is located in the critical realist domain as its underlying research philosophy. The study is qualitative in nature, using semi-structured interviews, observations and life histories. The scheme targets the poorest 10% of the population who are also labour constrained and deemed to be economically unproductive. Thus, the study offers some insights into an area that is not well researched as it is a relatively new concept to target the poor who are also labour constrained and not economically productive. In this thesis, I show that despite the limited resource base compared to the large number of the poor, social cash transfers as low as US$14 per household per month can make a valuable contribution to the reduction of poverty through building capabilities of the poor, empowering women and addressing some of the gendered inequalities, risk and vulnerability. Therefore, social cash transfers are not just handouts but act as ladders that can uplift the absolute poor out of poverty.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectPoverty; Vulnerability; Risk; Policy; Social protection; Cash transfers; Sustainable livelihoods; Capabilities; Functionings and freedoms; Gender equality; Women empowerment; Machinga District, Malawien_US
dc.titleCash Transfers: Ladders or Handouts? An Analysis of Community Targeted Social Cash Transfers, Machinga District, Malawien_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentBradford Centre For International Developmenten_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2016
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-28T02:38:06Z


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