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Study for the introduction of a universal social pension in Kenya.

Year: 2011 | Published by: HelpAge International

Author: E. Ticci

Using the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey 2005/6, this paper investigates the potential impacts a social pension could have on poverty levels in Kenya. Taking into consideration multiple targeting methodologies, ages of eligibility and transfer levels it concludes that a social pension in Kenya would be affordable whilst reducing old age and national poverty rates.

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