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Basic Income Grant as Innovative Social Policy against Poverty in Côte d’Ivoire

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2278673,
        author={A. E. Kamalan and Y. S. Prao and B. F. Aka},
        title={Basic Income Grant as Innovative Social Policy against Poverty in C\~{o}te d’Ivoire},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference on Technology, R\&D, Education and Economy for Africa},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TREE},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={basic income grant big social policy poverty welfare simulation jel classification: h55 i32 i38 d31 c68},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2278673}
    }
    
  • A. E. Kamalan
    Y. S. Prao
    B. F. Aka
    Year: 2018
    Basic Income Grant as Innovative Social Policy against Poverty in Côte d’Ivoire
    TREE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2278673
A. E. Kamalan1,*, Y. S. Prao2, B. F. Aka3
  • 1: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Alassane Ouattara University, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, 28, BP 1694 Abidjan 28, Côte d'Ivoire1, Tél 0022508727237
  • 2: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Alassane Ouattara University
  • 3: Professor, Department of Economics, Alassane Ouattara University
*Contact email: eugenekamalan@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper implements a new way of innovative social policy with the basic income grant (BIG). We simulate an amount of FCFA12,000 (USD22.5) given monthly per individual to the whole population of Côte d’Ivoire and we analyze the impacts of this policy on individuals and groups. The simulations are performed using the Côte d’Ivoire’s 2015 household survey data composed of 12,900 households. The results suggest that empowering the youth and women trough the unconditional basic income grant drastically reduces poverty.