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Targeting social assistance: Dibao and institutional alienation in rural China

Abstract:

China’s Dibao (Minimal Living Security System) is the world’s biggest cash social assistance system serving 52 million people. However, Dibao is less effective at alleviating poverty in rural areas than should it be. The analytic concepts of targeting and institutional alienation (the mismatch between stated goals and true functioning) are applied in a village case-study to understand why. It appears that Dibao reaches some people considered self-evidently to be needy but funds are diverte...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/spol.12261

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Policy and Administration Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
3
Pages:
771-789
Publication date:
2016-10-17
Acceptance date:
2016-06-07
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ISSN:
1467-9515
URN:
uuid:734beae3-ea85-4edb-88ae-d2bc15e16071
Source identifiers:
629266
Local pid:
pubs:629266

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