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Money for poor parents: Mexico’s oportunidades

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It has been calculated that around the world some 200 million children under the age of 5 years are not fulfilling their potential for growth or cognitive, social or emotional development, and the major cause is poverty. Children who grow up in poverty are likely to achieve less and to provide less for their own children, so the effect is perpetuated down the generations. In traditional cash transfer or welfare programmes, money …

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