Advanced

The effects of cash benefits on poverty - a panel study of 18 OECD countries

Molin, Maria LU (2016) NEKN01 20161
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
Methods of poverty eliminations are some of the most researched subjects in development, as well as, public economics. Procedures in which poverty is believed to be best fought have, and will continue to, deviate across countries. In this thesis, the linkages between poverty, elementary macroeconomic variables and cash benefits will be examined. To explore the direct as well as indirect effects on poverty rates, fundamental macroeconomic parameters as unemployment and education are to be included in the models along with parameters covering cash family allowance. The results vary across the models as do the variables of interest. The main variable of interest, the percentage of GDP spent on cash family benefits, does indicate positive... (More)
Methods of poverty eliminations are some of the most researched subjects in development, as well as, public economics. Procedures in which poverty is believed to be best fought have, and will continue to, deviate across countries. In this thesis, the linkages between poverty, elementary macroeconomic variables and cash benefits will be examined. To explore the direct as well as indirect effects on poverty rates, fundamental macroeconomic parameters as unemployment and education are to be included in the models along with parameters covering cash family allowance. The results vary across the models as do the variables of interest. The main variable of interest, the percentage of GDP spent on cash family benefits, does indicate positive effects on poverty reduction. That is, the larger the percentage of GDP allocated to this social benefit, the more probable it is that poverty rates in the country will decrease. The results gained in this thesis regarding the main variable of interest corroborates previous theory and research. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Molin, Maria LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN01 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Poverty, income inequality, cash benefits, family allowance, family policy, parental leave
language
English
id
8891303
date added to LUP
2016-09-09 14:03:38
date last changed
2016-09-09 14:03:38
@misc{8891303,
  abstract     = {Methods of poverty eliminations are some of the most researched subjects in development, as well as, public economics. Procedures in which poverty is believed to be best fought have, and will continue to, deviate across countries. In this thesis, the linkages between poverty, elementary macroeconomic variables and cash benefits will be examined. To explore the direct as well as indirect effects on poverty rates, fundamental macroeconomic parameters as unemployment and education are to be included in the models along with parameters covering cash family allowance. The results vary across the models as do the variables of interest. The main variable of interest, the percentage of GDP spent on cash family benefits, does indicate positive effects on poverty reduction. That is, the larger the percentage of GDP allocated to this social benefit, the more probable it is that poverty rates in the country will decrease. The results gained in this thesis regarding the main variable of interest corroborates previous theory and research.},
  author       = {Molin, Maria},
  keyword      = {Poverty,income inequality,cash benefits,family allowance,family policy,parental leave},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The effects of cash benefits on poverty - a panel study of 18 OECD countries},
  year         = {2016},
}