Poverty Reduction, Education, and the Global Diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfers

Poverty Reduction, Education, and the Global Diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfers

by Michelle Morais de Sá e Silva

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, January 23
3 New & Used Starting at $115.63


This book explores Conditional Cash Transfers programs within the context of education policy over the past several decades. Conditional Cash Transfer programs (CCTs) provide cash to poor families upon the fulfillment of conditions related to the education and health of their children. Even though CCTs aim to improve educational attainment, it is not clear whether Departments or Ministries of Education have internalized CCTs into their own sets of policies and whether that has had an impact on the quality of education being offered to low income students. Equally intriguing is the question of how conditional cash transfer programs have been politically sustained in so many countries, some of them having existed for over ten years. In order to explore that, this book will build upon a comparative study of three programs across the Americas: Opportunity NYC, Subsidios Condicionados a la Asistencia Escolar (Bogota, Colombia), and Bolsa Famila (Brazil). The book presents a detailed and non-official account on the NYC and Bogota programs and will analyze CCTs from both a political and education policy perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319530932
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva is Wick Cary Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies at the Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, USA. Previously, she held the position of Head of Graduate Programs and Professor at Brazil’s National School of Public Administration (Enap). Morais was also Coordinator General for International Cooperation at Brazil’s Ministry of Human Rights (2011-2014). Before that, she had been a UNESCO staff member for six years. Morais has worked in countries like Angola, Colombia, Mozambique and Russia, besides Brazil. Her research agenda has been mostly focused on issues of international cooperation for development, policy diffusion, and international comparative education.

Table of Contents


Part I. A Best Practice to Reduce Present and Future Poverty

Chapter 1. Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and the poverty-reduction agenda

Chapter 2. The International Diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfers

Chapter 3. Framing the Study of CCT cases

Part II. The Realities of CCTs in the Global North and the Global South

Chapter 4. A Conditional Cash Transfer in the Big Apple

Chapter 5. Money to Bear the Indirect Costs of Schooling

Chapter 6. The Largest Conditional Cash Transfer in the World.- Part III. What Have We Learned?

Chapter 7. Case comparison: CCTs’ divorce from education policy and long program lives

Chapter 8. Conclusion: What has the future got for this global model?

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This book provides a fascinating account of the reception and translation of a global education policy. Conditional Cash Transfer programs have ‘traveled’ from one country to another, making us wonder why they have resonated and how they were translated in a given context. This well-written book fills this huge gap in comparative policy studies.” (Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, USA)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews