Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

Elena Bárcena, M. Carmen Blanco and Salvador Pérez, Universidad de Málaga

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Elena Bárcena, M. Carmen Blanco and Salvador Pérez , Universidad de Málaga

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