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Social protection in developing countries

  • Providing universal access to social protection and health systems for all members of society, including the poor and vulnerable, is increasingly considered crucial to international development debates. This is the first book to explore from an interdisciplinary and global perspective the reforms of social protection systems introduced in recent years by many governments of low and middle-income countries. Although a growing body of literature has been concerned with the design and impact of social protection, less attention has been directed towards analyzing and explaining these reform processes themselves. Through case studies of African, Asian, and Latin American countries, this book examines the ‘global phenomenon’ of recent social protection reforms in low and middle-income areas, and how it differs across countries both in terms of scope and speed of institutional change. Exploring the major domestic and international factors affecting the political feasibility of social protection reform, the book outlines the successes and failures of recent reform initiatives.

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Document Type:Book
Subtitle (English):Reforming systems
Parent Title (English):Routledge explorations in development studies
Editor:Katja Bender, Markus Kaltenborn, Christian Pfleiderer
Place of publication:London
Date of first publication:2013/09/02
Tag:Armutsbekämpfung; Entwicklungsländer; Soziale Sicherheit; Sozialreform
Developing countries; Economic policy; Public welfare; Social policy
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Internationales Zentrum für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (IZNE)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 361 Soziale Probleme und Sozialhilfe im Allgemeinen
Entry in this database:2015/04/02