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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. "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. "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
  • 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 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.