Disentangling the relationship between social protection and social cohesion: introduction to the special issue

Burchi, Francesco / Markus Loewe / Daniele Malerba / Julia Leininger
Externe Publikationen (2022)

in: European Journal of Development Research, first published 02.05.2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-022-00532-2
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While there is substantial evidence of the effect of social protection on poverty and vulnerability, limited research has focused on societal outcomes. This paper serves as introduction to a special issue (SI) examining the relationship between social protection and social cohesion in low- and middle-income countries. Over the last years, social cohesion has emerged as a central goal of development policy. The introduction and the papers in the SI use a common definition of social cohesion as a multi-faceted phenomenon, comprising three attributes: cooperation, trust and inclusive identity. This introductory article provides a conceptual framework linking social protection to social cohesion, shows the current empirical evidence for the bi-directional linkages, and highlights how the papers in the SI contribute to filling existing research gaps. In addition to this introduction, the SI encompasses seven papers, covering different world regions and social protection schemes, and using different quantitative and qualitative methods.

Über die Autor*innen

Burchi, Francesco

Entwicklungsökonomie

Burchi

Leininger, Julia

Politikwissenschaftlerin

Leininger

Loewe, Markus

Ökonomie

Loewe

Malerba, Daniele

Ökonomie

Malerba

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