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Prof Armando Barrientos - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Armando Barrientos. Social Assistance in Developing Countries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. eScholarID:184849
  • Joseph Hanlon, Armando Barrientos and David Hulme. Just Give Money to the Poor. Sterling VA: Kumarian Press, 2010. eScholarID:87177
  • Barrientos, A., I Gough, G Wood, P Bevan, G Room, P Davis. Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. eScholarID:4b130

Edited book

  • Moneer Alam, Armando Barrientos. ed. Demographics, Employment and Old Age Security. Delhi: Macmillan Publishers India, 2010. eScholarID:101542
  • Barrientos, A., Hulme, D. Social protection for the poor and poorest. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2008. eScholarID:4b1564

Book contribution

  • Armando Barrientos Sony Pellisery. "Political factors in the growth of social assistance." In The Politics of Inclusive Development, ed. Sam Hickey Kunal Sen Badru Buyenka, 146-173. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. eScholarID:246212
  • Armando Barrientos. "Fiscal and Financing Dimension of Social Protection Systems." In Social Protection in Bangladesh, ed. Hossain Zillur Rahman, David Hulme, Mathilde Maitrot and Luigi P. Ragno, 101-114. Dhaka: University of Dhaka, 2014. eScholarID:225744
  • Armando Barrientos, Valerie Moller, Joao Saboia, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Julia Mase. "'Growing' social protection in developing countries." In Social Protection in Southern Africa, ed. Leila Patel, James Midgley, Marianne Ulriksen, 54-68. London: Routledge, 2014. eScholarID:228611
  • Armando Barrientos. "Los programas de transferencias y sus efectos laborales en América Latina." In Desprotegidos y desiguales. Hacia una nueva fisonomía social?, ed. Hans Jürgen Burchardt and Fernando Groisman, 146-173. Buenos Aires: Prometeo, 2014. eScholarID:246218
  • Armando Barrientos. "On the distributional implications of social protection reforms in Latin America." In The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America, ed. Giovanni Andrea Cornia, 240-260. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. eScholarID:225745
  • Penny Vera-Sanso, Leela Demodaran, Kenneth Gilhooly, Anna Goulding, Catherine Hennessy, Robin Means, Michael Murray, Andrew Newman, Wendy olphert, Jatinder Sandhu, Philip Tew, Janice L. Thompson, Christina Victor, Nigel Walford and Armando Barrientos. "Participation and social connectivity." In The New Science of Ageing, ed. Alan Walker, 181-208. Bristol: Policy Press, 2014. eScholarID:246220
  • Armando Barrientos. "Social Protection." In International Development: Ideas experience and prospects, ed. Bruce Currie-Alder; Ravi Kanbur; David M. Malone; Rohinton Medhora, 188-203. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. eScholarID:225746
  • Armando Barrientos. "Does vulnerability create poverty traps?." In Chronic Poverty: Concepts, causes and policies, ed. Andrew Shepherd Julia Brunt, 85-111. London: Palgrave, 2013. eScholarID:196921
  • Armando Barrientos David Hulme. "Global Norms and National Politics: The Case of Social Protection." In The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights, ed. Malcolm Langford Andy Sumner Alicia Ely Yamin, 426-438. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. eScholarID:213142
  • Armando Barrientos. "Social Protection for Poverty Reduction: Approaches, Effectiveness and Challenges." In Social Protection in Developing Countries: Reforming Systems, ed. Katja Bender Markus Kaltenborn Christian Pfiederer, 24-32. London: Routledge, 2013. eScholarID:196922
  • Armando Barrientos. "Transferências de renda para o desenvolvimento humano no longo prazo." In Bolsa Família: Uma década de inclusão e cidadania, ed. Tereza Campello and Marcelo Córtes Neri, 417-434. Brasilia: IPEA, 2013. eScholarID:213274
  • Armando Barrientos. "Accounting for change in Latin America’s welfare regime." In Sozialpolitik in Globaler Perspektive. Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika, ed. Hans-Jürgen Burchhardt Anne Tittor Nico Weinmann, 119-140. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2012. eScholarID:196920
  • Armando Barrientos. "Just Give Money to the Poor." In Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives, ed. Isabel Ortiz; Louise Moreira Daniels; and Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir, 97-102. New York: UNICEF, 2012. eScholarID:169153
  • Leonith Hinojosa, Anthony. Bebbington, Armando Barrientos. "Social Policy and State Revenues in Mineral-Rich Contexts." In Mineral rents and the financing of social policy. Opportunities and challenges, ed. Katja Hujo, 91-121. London: Palgrave, 2012. eScholarID:169280
  • Peter Lloyd-Sherlock; Julia Mase; Armando Barrientos. "Social inclusion of older people in developing countries: relations and resources." In From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age: A Global Challenge, ed. Thomas Scharf Norah Keating, 51-70. Bristol: Policy Press, 2012. eScholarID:169286
  • Armando Barrientos. "Poverty, the crisis and social policy responses in developing countries." In Social Policy in Challenging Times, ed. Kevin Farnsworth Zoe Irving, 101-118. Bristol: Policy Press, 2011. eScholarID:130396
  • Armando Barrientos. "A assistência social no mundo pós-crise." In Políticas sociais para o desenvolvimento, ed. M. F. Pinheiro Coehlo L. M. de Souza Tapajós M. Rodrigues, 279-294. Brasilia: MDS and UNESCO, 2010. eScholarID:125885
  • Armando Barrientos Miguel Nino-Zarazua. "Effects of non-contributory social transfers in developing countries." In Extending social security to all, Geneva: ILO, 2010. eScholarID:125886
  • Armando Barrientos. "Eradicating extreme poverty: The Chile Solidario Programme." In What works for the poorest?, ed. David Lawson, David Hulme, Imran Matin, Karen Moor, 137-148. Bourton on Dunsmore: Practical Action Publishing, 2010. eScholarID:87168
  • Armando Barrientos. "New Strategies for Old-Age Income Securities in Developing Countries." In Financial Inclusion for the Aged, ed. S. Bhaskaran, G. Sushuma, 100-115. Hyderabad: The Icfai University Press, 2009. eScholarID:87174
  • Armando Barrientos. "Social Pensions in Low-Income Countries." In Closing the Coverage Gap, ed. Robert Holzmann, David A. Robalino, Noriyuki Takayama, 73-84. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2009. eScholarID:87171
  • Armando Barrientos. "Ageing, poverty and public policy in developing countries." In Social Protection in an Ageing World, ed. Kemp, Peter A.; Van den Bosch, Karel; Smith, Lindsey, 175-194. Oxford: Intersentia, 2008. eScholarID:48579
  • Barrientos, A. "Cash transfers for older people reduce poverty and inequality." In Institutional pathways to equity. Addressing inequality traps, 169-192. Washington: The World Bank, 2008. eScholarID:3b3297
  • Barrientos, A. "Financing Social Protection." In Social protection for the poor and poorest, 300-314. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2008. eScholarID:3b3296
  • Barrientos, A. "Modernising social assistance." In Proceedings World Conference on Social Protection and Inclusion: Converging efforts from a global perspective, 7-24. Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2007. eScholarID:3b3298
  • Barrientos, A. "Pensions, poverty and development." In Oxford handbook of pensions and retirement income, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. eScholarID:3b3300
  • Barrientos, A. "Social assistance and integration with the labour market." In Social protection and inclusion. Experiences and policy issues, 165-182. Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2006. eScholarID:3b3299
  • Barrientos, A. "Comparing Pension Schemes in Chile, Singapore, Brazil and South Africa." In Ageing, Development and Social Protection, ed. Lloyd-Sherlock, P, 122-140. London: Zed Books, 2004. eScholarID:3b272
  • Barrientos, A. "Regulation and Social Protection." In Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development, ed. Cook, P. Kirkpatrick, C. Minogue, M. Parker, D, 339-357. London: Edward Elgar, 2004. eScholarID:3b367
  • Barrientos, A., M Powell. "The Route of the Third Way." In The Third Way and Beyond: Criticisms, Futures and Alternatives, ed. Hale, S. Legget, W. Martell, L, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004. eScholarID:3b366
  • Barrientos, A. "Women, Informal Employment and Social Protecion in Latin America." In Women at Work: Challenges for Latin America, ed. Piras, C, Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 2004. eScholarID:3b271
  • Barrientos, A., S Ware Barrientos. "Extending Social Protection to Informal Workers in the Horticulture Global Value Chain." In Chains of Production, Ladders of Protection: Social Protection for Workers in the Informal Economy, ed. Lund, F. Nicholson, J, 23-58. Durban: ILO, 2003. eScholarID:3b270
  • Barrientos, A., P Lloyd-Sherlock. "Health Insurance Reforms in Latin America: Cream-Skimming, Equity and Cost-Containment." In Social Policy Reform and Market Governance in Latin America, ed. Haagh, L. Helgoe, C, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002. eScholarID:3b269

Journal article

  • Armando Barrientos. "'A veritable Mountain of Data and Years of Endelss Statistical Manipulation': Methods in the Three Worlds and After." Social Policy and Society(2015) . eScholarID:258866 | DOI:10.1017/S1474746414000578
  • Armando Barrientos. "Is there a role for social pensions in Asia?" Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies 2, no. 1(2015) : 8-20. eScholarID:258865 | DOI:10.1002/app5.63
  • Armando Barrientos Jasmina Byrne Paola Pena Juan Miguel Villa. "Social Transfers and Child Protection in the South." Children and Youth Services Review(2014) . eScholarID:231351
  • Sony Pellisery Armando Barrientos. "Expansion of social assistance: Does politics matter?" Economic and Political Weekly 48, no. 9(2013) : 47-54. eScholarID:188204
  • Armando Barrientos, Valerie Moller, Joao Saboia, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Julia Mase. "'Growing' social protection in developing countries. Lessons from Brazil and South Africa." Development Southern Africa 30, no. 1(2013) : 54-68. eScholarID:187893
  • Lutz Leisering Armando Barrientos. "Social citizenship for the global poor: The worldwide spread of social assistance." International Journal of Social Welfare(2013) . eScholarID:196919
  • Armando Barrientos. "The rise of social assistance in Brazil." Development and Change 44, no. 4(2013) : 887-910. eScholarID:184851
  • Armando Barrientos. "Die neue Sozialhilfe Lateinamerikas." Nueva Sociedad Sonderheft 2012(2012) : 4-18. eScholarID:170958
  • Armando Barrientos. "Dilemas de las politicas sociales latinoamericanas. ¿Hacia una protección social fragmentada?" Nueva Sociedad no. 239(2012) : 65-78. eScholarID:169146
  • Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Armando Barrientos, Valerie Moller and Joao Saboia. "Pensions, poverty and wellbeing in later life: Comparative research from Brazil and South Africa." Journal of Aging Studies 26, no. 3(2012) : 243-252. eScholarID:169287 | DOI:10.1016/j.jaging.2012.02.003
  • Armando Barrientos Julia Mase. "Poverty transitions among older people in Brazil and South Africa." European Journal of Development Research 24, no. 4(2012) : 570-588. eScholarID:169144 | DOI:10.1057/ejdr.2012.13
  • Miguel Nino-Zarazua Armando Barrientos Sam Hickey David Hulme. "Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Getting the Politics Right." World Development 40, no. 1(2012) : 163-176. eScholarID:125881 | DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.04.004
  • Armando Barrientos. "Social Transfers and Growth: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?" World Development 40, no. 1(2012) : 11-20. eScholarID:125877 | DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.05.012
  • Martin Powell Armando Barrientos. "An Audit of the Welfare Modelling Business." Social Policy and Administration 45, no. 1(2011) : 69-84. eScholarID:169290 | DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00754.x
  • Armando Barrientos, Daniel Neff. "Attitudes to Chronic Poverty in the Global Village." Social Indicators Research 100, no. 1(2011) : 101-114. eScholarID:101612 | DOI:10.1007/s11205-010-9606-7
  • Armando Barrientos. "Conditions in antipoverty programmes." Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 19, no. 1(2011) : 15-26. eScholarID:125883 | DOI:10.1332/175982711X559127
  • Armando Barrientos Miguel Nino-Zarazua. "Financing social protection for children in crisis contexts." Development Policy Review 29, no. 5(2011) : 601-618. eScholarID:125882
  • Armando Barrientos. "Participation and Earnings of Older People in Argentina: Nice Work If You Can Get it?" Journal of Development Studies 47, no. 7(2011) : 1061-1079. eScholarID:112596 | DOI:10.1080/00220388.2010.514333
  • Armando Barrientos. "Social protection and poverty." International Journal of Social Welfare 20, no. 3(2011) : 240-250. eScholarID:125884 | DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00783.x
  • Armando Barrientos, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler. "Strategic complementarities and social transfers: How do PROGRESA payments impact nonbeneficiaries." Applied Economics 43(2011) . eScholarID:101661 | DOI:10.1080/00036840903493259
  • Armando Barrientos. "Protecting Capability, Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Chile Solidario and the Future of Social Protection." Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 11, no. 4(2010) : 579-597. eScholarID:101613 | DOI:10.1080/19452829.2010.520926
  • Armando Barrientos. "Vulnerability and Social Protection in Small Island States: The Case of Grenada." Social & Economic Studies 59, no. 1/2(2010) : 3-30. eScholarID:87179
  • Barrientos, A. "Labour markets and the (hyphenated) welfare regime in Latin America." Economy and Society 38, no. 1(2009) : 87-108. eScholarID:1b5932 | DOI:10.1080/03085140802560553
  • Barrientos, A., Claudio Santibanez. "New forms of social assistance and the evolution of social protection in Latin America." Journal of Latin American Studies 41(1)(2009) : 87-108. eScholarID:1b5931 | DOI:10.1017/S0022216X08005099
  • Armando Barrientos and David Hulme. "Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Reflections on a Quiet Revolution." Oxford Development Studies 37, no. 4(2009) : 439-456. eScholarID:87185 | DOI:10.1080/13600810903305257
  • Armando Barrientos and Claudio Santibanez. "Social policy for poverty reduction in lower income countries in Latin America: Lessons and Challenges." Social Policy and Administration 43, no. 4(2009) : 409-424. eScholarID:87188 | DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.00671.x
  • Fengshou Sun and Armando Barrientos. "The Equity Challenge in China's Higher Education Policy." Higher Education Policy 22, no. 2(2009) : 191-207. eScholarID:87187 | DOI:10.1057/hep.2008.27
  • Armando Barrientos. "Understanding Conditions in Income Transfer Programmes." Global Social Policy 9, no. 2(2009) : 165-167. eScholarID:87186 | DOI:10.1177/14680181090090020102
  • Barrientos, A., Jasmine Gideon, Maxine Molyneux. "New Development in Latin America's Social Policy." Development and Change 39(5)(2008) : 759-774. eScholarID:1b5930 | DOI:10.1111/j.1467-7660.2008.00504.x
  • Barrientos, A. "The Role of Tax-Financed Social Security." International Social Security Review 60(2-3)(2007) : 99-117. eScholarID:1b4582
  • Barrientos, A. "Poverty Reduction: the Missing Piece of Pension Reform in Latin America." Social Policy and Administration 40(4)(2006) : 369-384. eScholarID:1b4584 | DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2006.00495.x
  • De Jong, J., Barrientos, A. "Reducing Child Poverty with Cash Transfers: A Sure Thing?" Development Policy Review 24(5)(2006) : 537-552. eScholarID:1b973
  • Barrientos, A., Hulme, D., A Shepherd. "Can social protection tackle chronic poverty?" European Journal of Development Research(2005) . eScholarID:1b750 | DOI:10.1080/09578810500066456
  • Barrientos, A., A Boussofiane. "How efficient are pension fund managers in Chile?" Revista de Economia Contemporanea 9 (2)(2005) : 289-312. eScholarID:1b580 | DOI:10.1590/S1415-98482005000200003
  • Barrientos, A., Kirkpatrick, C. "The Lewis Model After Fifty Years." The Manchester School 72(6)(2004) : 679-690. eScholarID:1b970
  • Barrientos, A., M Powell. "Welfare Regimes and the Welfare Mix." European Journal of Political Research 43(1)(2004) : 83-105. eScholarID:1b748
  • Barrientos, A. "What can we Learn from Non-Contributory Pension Programmes in Brazil and South Africa?" Generations Review 14(1)(2004) : 10-14. eScholarID:1b749
  • Barrientos, A., M Gorman, A Heslop. "Old Age Poverty in Developing Countries: Contribution and Dependence in Later Life." World Development 31(3)(2003) : 555-570. eScholarID:1b575 | DOI:10.1016/S0305-750X(02)00211-5
  • Barrientos, A. "Pensions and Development in the South." Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance 28(4)(2003) : 696-711. eScholarID:1b577 | DOI:10.1111/1468-0440.00257
  • Barrientos, A., S Madhi. "Saudization and Employment in Saudi Arabia." Journal of Career Development International 8(2)(2003) : 70-77. eScholarID:1b574
  • Barrientos, A. "The Labour Market and Economic Risk: 'Friend' or 'Foe'?" Applied Economics 35(10)(2003) : 1209-1217. eScholarID:1b576 | DOI:10.1080/0003684032000090672
  • Barrientos, A. "Health Policy in Chile: the Return of the Public Sector." Bulletin of Latin American Research 21(3)(2002) : 442-459. eScholarID:1b572 | DOI:10.1111/1470-9856.00053
  • Barrientos, A. "Old Age, Poverty and Social Investment." Journal of International Development 14(8)(2002) : 1133-1142. eScholarID:1b573 | DOI:10.1002/jid.955
  • Barrientos, A. "Older and Poorer? Ageing and Poverty in the South." Journal of International Development 14(8)(2002) : 1129-1132. eScholarID:1b578 | DOI:10.1002/jid.954
  • Barrientos, A., P Lloyd-Sherlock. "Policy Forum on Ageing and Poverty." Journal of International Development 14(8)(2002) . eScholarID:1b581
  • Barrientos, A. "Will Pension Reform Contribute to Economic Growth in Latin America?" Etudes et Dossiers 258(2002) : 58-74. eScholarID:1b579
  • Barrientos, A., P. Lloyd-Sherlock. "Reforming health insurance in Argentina and Chile." Health Policy and Planning 15 (4)(2000) : 417-423. eScholarID:1b5934
  • Barrientos, A. "Work, retirement aned vulnerability of older persons in Latin America." Journal of International Development 12(2000) : 495-506. eScholarID:1b5935
  • Barrientos, A. "Personal pensions, pension reform and gender differences in pension coverage." World Development 26 (1)(1998) : 125-137. eScholarID:1b5933

Working paper

  • Armando Barrientos and Juan Miguel Villa Lora. "Evaluating antipoverty transfer programmes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Better policies? Better politics?" WIDER Working Paper(2013) . eScholarID:213276
  • Armando Barrientos Sony Pellissery. "Delivering effective social assistance: Does politics matter?" ESID Working Papers(2012) . eScholarID:169294
  • Armando Barrientos. "What is the Role of Social Pensions in Asia?" ADBI Working Paper(2012) . eScholarID:169291
  • Armando Barrientos. "On the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America." UNU-WIDER Working Paper(2011) . eScholarID:169296
  • Armando Barrientos and Daniel Neff. "Attitudes to Chronic Poverty in the 'Global Village'." GIGA Working Papers(2010) . eScholarID:87191
  • Armando Barrientos. "Should poverty researchers worry about inequality?" Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series(2010) . eScholarID:101617
  • Armando Barrientos, Miguel Nino-Zarazua, Mathilde Maitrot. "Social Assistance in Developing Countries database version 5." Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series(2010) . eScholarID:101628
  • Armando Barrientos. "Social Protection and Poverty." UNRISD Social Policy and Development Programme Papers(2010) . eScholarID:87189
  • Miguel Nino-Zarazua, Armando Barrientos, David Hulme, Sam Hickey. "Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Will the green shoots blossom?" Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series(2010) . eScholarID:101619
  • David Hulme, Karen Moore and Armando Barrientos. "Assessing the insurance role of microsaving." UN DESA Working papers(2009) . eScholarID:87190


  • Armando Barrientos, Miguel Nino-Zarazua. 2010. Effects of non-contributory social transfers in developing countries. A compendium. Geneva: International Labour Office Social Security Department. eScholarID:101624
  • Anthony Bebbington, Leonith Hinojosa, Armando Barrientos, Tony Addison. 2010. Social Policy and State Revenues in Mineral-Rich Contexts. Geneva: UNRISD. eScholarID:101621


  • Addison, T., Hulme, D., Moore, K., Caroline Harper, Martin Prowse, Andrew Shepherd, Barrientos, A., Tim Braunholtz-Speight, Alison Evans, Ursula Grant, Hickey, S. The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps, Institutional author: Chronic Poverty Research Centre.. 2008. Manchester.
  • Barrientos, A. Financing Social Protection, Briefing Paper for DFID. 2004.
  • Barrientos, A. Latin America: Towards a Liberal-Informal Welfare Regime, Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ed. Gough, I. Wood, G. Bevan, P. Davis, P. Room, G. 2004. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 121-168.
  • Barrientos, A. Non-Contributory Pensions and Poverty Prevention? A Comparative Study of Brazil and South Africa, Report to DFID Under Project R7897. 2003.
  • Barrientos, A., P Lloyd-Sherlock. Non-Contributory Pensions and Social Protection, Issues in Social Protection Discussion Paper. Vol. 12. 2003.
  • Barrientos, A. Has Latin America a Liberal Welfare Regime?, IDPM Discussion Paper. Vol. 65. 2002.
  • Barrientos, A. Pensions in Developing Countries, ID21 Insights. Vol. 42. Ed. Barrientos, A. 2002.