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Using Conditionality as a Solution to the Problem of Low Uptake of Essential Services Among Disadvantaged Communities: A Social Determinants View

Forde, I. and Bell, R. and Marmot, M. G. (2011) Using Conditionality as a Solution to the Problem of Low Uptake of Essential Services Among Disadvantaged Communities: A Social Determinants View. American Journal of Public Health. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Conditional cash transfer schemes, which use cash to incentivize uptake of basic health and educational services, are well established among social planners in low and middle-income countries and are now taking hold in high-income countries. We appraised these schemes within a social determinants framework and found some encouraging signs in their first decade of operation. Success, however, has been inconsistent, and it is unclear whether conditional cash transfer schemes can reliably secure meaningful improvements in participants' health and nutritional status or educational attainment. Conditional cash transfer schemes' objectives will not be met unless they are transformed in 3 ways: transferring power as well as resources, emphasizing entitlements alongside conditionality, and avoiding the trap of incoherent or residualized policy. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 16, 2011: e1-e5. doi:10. 2105/AJPH.2011.300140).


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conditional cash transfer schemes, social determinants framework, participants' health and nutritional status, educational attainment
Subjects: Health > Global Health
Health > Nutrition
Practice
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 14:11
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2616

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