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Title Social protection, growth and employment : evidence from India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico and Tajikistan / United Nations Development Programme
Published New York, NY : United Nations Development Programme, Bureau for Development Policy, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents Growth, employment, poverty and social protection: a conceptual framework / Albert Berry -- Social protection and labour markets in Malawi: the centrality of agriculture / Andrew Charman -- Addressing transitory and chronic poverty: social policies in Peru 1990-2010 / Janina Leon -- Challenges of transition economies: economic reforms, emigration and employment in Tajikistan / Omair Amir and Albert Berry -- Labour, income and social programmes in contemporary Mexico / Carlos Salas -- Guaranteeing jobs for the rural poor: an assessment of India's MGNREGA public works programme / Eduardo Zepeda, Diana Alarcon, Scott McDonald, Chandan Sapkota, Manoj Panda, and Ganesh Kumar -- The youth employment challenge: the insertion of Kenya's youth into formal and informal jobs / Eduardo Zepeda, Fatou Leigh, Lydia Ndirangu and Jacob Omolo -- Policy, institutional and methodological lessons from six country studies / Albert Berry
Summary "The global financial and economic crisis has highlighted and reinforced the need for effective social protection mechanisms that can not only prevent households from falling into poverty but also permanently raise their earnings. Meanwhile, social protection policies must be consistent with labour market mechanisms and with employment policy in order for either or both to be as beneficial as possible. This volume, using a broad definition of social protection, takes an in-depth look at selected programmes and their interaction with employment generation and growth in India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru and Tajikistan. It focuses on poverty and aims to explore how social and economic policies can be better integrated to simultaneously advance social welfare, employment outcomes and inclusive growth."--Publisher website
Analysis Poverty -- International co-operation -- Case studies
Economic development -- Human rights
Social security -- Development planning
Notes "May 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Poverty -- International cooperation.
Economic development -- International cooperation
Poor -- Employment.
Human rights -- Economic aspects
Human rights -- Social aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
Economic development -- International cooperation.
Human rights -- Economic aspects.
Human rights -- Social aspects.
Poor -- Employment.
Poverty -- International cooperation.
Form Electronic book
Author United Nations Development Programme. Bureau for Development Policy.
ISBN 9789210562133