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Title Grassroots social security in Asia : mutual aid, microinsurance and social welfare / edited by James Midgley and Mitsuhiko Hosaka
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 157 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge research on public and social policy in Asia ; 4
Routledge research on public and social policy in Asia ; 4
Contents Part I, The issues. 1 Understanding mutual aid -- 2 Challenges to mutual aid: The microinsurance response -- Part II, Case studies of microinsurance in Asia. 3 An analysis of India's social protection system for low-income populations -- 4 Formalizing grassroots social security: The experience of CARD in the Philippines -- 5 Investment-based grassroots social security: The case of the Women's Co-op in Sri Lanka -- 6 Social security through community welfare funds in Thailand -- 7 Safety net measures for Mongolian herders: Coping with risks in a transition economy -- 8 Grassroots social security in Indonesia: The role of Islamic associations -- Part III, Policy implications. 9 Conclusion: Mutual aid, microinsurance and social security for all
Summary "Investigates the role of mutual associations in providing income protection to low-income people in Asia, particularly the region's developing countries. Providing a number of important case studies covering South Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, Indonesia and Japan."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Poor families -- Services for -- Asia -- Case studies.
Poor families -- Services for -- Asia.
Social security -- Asia -- Case studies.
Social security -- Asia.
Asia -- Social policy.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hosaka, Mitsuhiko.
Midgley, James.
ISBN 0203831780 (electronic bk.)
9780203831786 (electronic bk.)