Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161495
Authors: 
Hunter, Wendy
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/112
Abstract: 
Having a birth certificate is a stepping stone to acquiring an array of rights and benefits, including other documents necessary to navigate in and outside of one's home country. Despite its importance, many children in the developing world never obtain a birth certificate. Whether one does so or not often depends on ethnicity, race, gender, and age. This working paper examines some of the crucial causes and consequences of not acquiring this key document. It also underscores what governments can do, if political will exists, to facilitate the process of birth registration and certification among citizens.
Subjects: 
birth registration
cash transfers
pensions
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-156-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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