Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Idalia Bastiaens, Ph.D.
Judy Benjamin, Ph.D.
Conditional cash transfer programs have emerged all across Latin America, Africa, and Asia as an innovative approach to conventional forms of social assistance programs. This thesis explores the effectiveness of the program through case studies on Brazil’s Bolsa Família and Malawi’s Zomba Cash Transfer Program to examine whether the two programs have long-term impacts to reduce intergenerational poverty. I conclude that, while CCT programs are effective in meeting short-term objectives, further study must be conducted to determine whether they affect the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the long run.
Kumakura, Lala, "Can Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Reduce Intergenerational Poverty? A Comparative Analysis on Brazil's Bolsa Familia and Malawi's Zomba Cash Transfer Program" (2019). Senior Theses. 33.