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Author Bussolo, Maurizio, 1964- author

Title Toward a new social contract : taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia / Maurizio Bussolo, María E. Dávalos, Vito Peragine, and Ramya Sundaram
Published Washington, DC : World Bank Group, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Europe and Central Asia studies
Europe and Central Asia studies.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; About the Authors and Contributors; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Regional Classifications Used in This Report; Overview; Distributional Tensions and the Need to Rethink the Social Contract; Equity: A Key Aspiration in the Region; Balancing Markets, Policies, and Preferences; The Market-Generated Distribution of Incomes; Public Policy Responses; Preferences for Equity; Fissures in the Social Contract; Looking Ahead: Public Policies for a Stable Social Contract; Conclusion; Notes; References; 1 Introduction
2.3 Decomposing the Change in Wages: The Role of Occupational Change2.4 Teachers and Drivers: Low Wages in High-Skill Occupations in the Former Soviet Union Economies; 2.5 The Changing Education and Task Profile of Nonstandard Employment; 2.6 A Closer Look at Spatial Disparities in the Russian Federation; 2.7 Calculating Measures of Intergenerational Mobility; 2.8 Defining the Middle Class; 2.9 Defining the Absolute Middle-Class Threshold, a Vulnerability Approach; 3.1 Labor Market Institutions Pick the Winners, France versus the United States
Distributional Tensions and the Path to a Middle-Class SocietyAnnex 2A. Statistical Tables; Notes; References; 3 Are Public Policies Equipped to Respond to Distributional Tensions?; Labor Markets Are Changing, and Policy Is Not Ensuring Equal Protection; The Impact of Tax and Transfer Systems on Income Redistribution; Limited Labor Mobility Affects the Opportunities in High-Productivity Areas; Annex 3A. Decomposition Analysis: Drivers of Change in Redistribution; Annex 3B. Policy Changes That Have Contributed to Redistribution; Annex 3C. The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Redistribution
Emerging Distributional Tensions in Europe and Central AsiaThe Potential Implications for the Social Contract; Is a Rethinking of the Social Contract in the Region Warranted?; Notes; References; 2 Are Distributional Tensions Brewing in Europe and Central Asia?; Inequality across Individuals in Europe and Central Asia; Labor Market Polarization and the Shifting Demand for Skills; An Increasing Generational Divide, and the Young Are Losing Ground; Persistent Spatial Disparities across the Region; Rising Inequality of Opportunity, Particularly in the East
NotesReferences; 4 The Social Contract: Do Distributional Tensions Matter?; Introduction; The Third Component of the Social Contract: The Preference for Equity; There Are Fissures in the Social Contract in the Region; Notes; References; 5 How Can the Stability of the Social Contract Be Restored?; Introduction; Promoting Growth and Protecting People; Extending Social Protection to Everyone; More Progressive Taxation; Reducing Inequality of Opportunity through Improved Services; Conclusion; Notes; References; Boxes; 2.1 Horizontal Inequality; 2.2 Construction of Occupational Categories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 20, 2018)
Subject Labor market -- Asia, Central.
Labor market -- Europe.
Social service -- Asia, Central.
Social service -- Europe.
Asia, Central -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
Form Electronic book
Author Dávalos, María Eugenia, author
Peragine, Vitorocco, author
Sundaram, Ramya, author
ISBN 146481354X (electronic bk.)
9781464813542 (electronic bk.)