Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest

Concepts, Policies and Politics

  • Armando Barrientos
  • David Hulme

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Development book series (PSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Armando Barrientos, David Hulme
      Pages 3-24
  3. Conceptual Frameworks for Social Protection: Risks, Needs and Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Stefan Dercon, Tessa Bold, Cesar Calvo
      Pages 47-63
    3. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Stephen Devereux
      Pages 64-84
    4. Michael R. Carter, Peter D. Little, Tewodaj Mogues, Workneh Negatu
      Pages 85-118
  4. What Policies Work for the Poorest?

  5. The Politics and Financing of Social Protection

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Armando Barrientos, David Hulme
      Pages 315-330
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-344

About this book


Social protection is fast becoming an important theme in development policy. This book examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analyzing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest.


AIDS development learning modeling politics poverty social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Armando Barrientos
    • 1
  • David Hulme
    • 1
  1. 1.Brooks World Poverty InstituteUniversity of ManchesterUK

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