Essays on the effect of informal and formal protection arrangements

Renate Hartwig

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternally prepared


A feature of the development discourse in the past decade has been the emergence of large scale social safety net programmes in developing countries. In this thesis we look at the effects of different ‘safety net’ mechanisms, whereby the term ‘safety net’ is considered in a broader sense. The thesis does not only look at formal safety net programmes that are implemented by the government but also explores the effects of an informal social protection arrangement, i.e. the family, which acts as an important ‘safety net’ in contexts where formal protection mechanisms are not working or still fully absent.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Grimm, Supervisor
Award date12 Mar 2014
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs9789491478215
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2014


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