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Author Chu, Ke-young, 1941- author

Title Social protection in transition countries : emerging issues / by Ke-young Chu and Sanjeev Gupta
Published Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 1996
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Series IMF paper on policy analysis and assessment ; PPAA/96/5
IMF paper on policy analysis and assessment ; PPAA/96/5
Summary Annotation The paper discusses the social protection implications of the weakening financial and administrative capacity of countries undergoing economic transition. the formal sector is shrinking, and unemployment and underemployment are rising rapidly. This is affecting both the revenue base of social protection programs and the ability of these countries to target social benefits. These developments make it imperative for these countries to restructure social benefits, rely more on self-targeting mechanisms to deliver benefits, as well as take immediate steps to improve payroll tax compliance. This is a Paper on Policy Analysis and Assessment and the author(s) would welcome any comments on the present text Citations should refer to a Paper on Policy Analysis and Assessment of the International Monetary Fund, mentioning the author(s) and the date of issuance. the views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the Fund
Notes Available in PDF, ePUB, and Mobi formats on the Internet
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 27)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF caption (IMF, viewed September 14, 2015)
Subject Social security -- Europe, Central.
Social security -- Europe, Eastern.
Welfare state.
Europe, Central -- Economic conditions.
Europe, Central -- Social policy.
Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Gupta, Sanjeev, author
International Monetary Fund.
ISBN 1463914830