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Income Distribution and Tax and Government Social-Spending Policies in Developing Countries

Ke-young Chu, Hamid Davoodi, and Sanjeev Gupta

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Provides an overview of the changes in income distribution in developing and transition countries in recent decades, and assesses the incidence of taxes and government expenditure in these countries. ... More


Changes in Social Policy in Hong Kong since 1997 Old Wine in New Bottles?

Wong Hung

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter identifies a central problem in Hong Kong’s social policy—its economic pragmatism. This limitation, together with the colonial mentality of policymakers, shaped the social policy in the ... More


The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305767
eISBN:
9781447311577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers theoretical and practical insights in the responsiveness of social policies. It includes a comparative analysis of recent developments in social assistance, sheltered work and labour ... More


Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Douglas Besharov and Karen Baehler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The story of China’s spectacular economic growth is well known. Less well known is the country’s equally dramatic, though not always equally successful, social policy transition. Between the ... More


Conclusion: towards a new global social policy framework?

Paul Smyth and Christopher Deeming

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

What have learned? Are we talking about a coherent shift in social policy perspective? What have we learned about the challenges ahead for strengthening welfare systems, and for economic and ... More


EU enlargement, the clash of capitalisms and the European social dimension

Paul Copeland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088254
eISBN:
9781781707470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088254.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

At the heart of the European integration process is the political economy debate over whether the EU should be a market-making project, or if it should combine this with integration in employment and ... More


Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book is concerned with ‘Social Investment’, in terms of a supply-side strategy complementing the demand-side emphasis of ‘Inclusive Growth’. Our aim is to show the logic of integrating and ... More


Robert Pinker on rethinking approaches to welfare

John Offer

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines Robert Pinker's selected works on social policy and welfare pluralism, past and present. Pinker began writing on social policy in the 1960s, undertaking research work on issues ... More


Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Tony Maltby, Patricia Kennett, and Kirstein Rummery (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book provides anyone interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Contributions reflect key themes in the UK and ... More


Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, and Zoe Irving (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The field of social policy has a rich history but policies on the ground are undergoing intensive change. Governments around the world are responding to political, economic and financial pressures, ... More


Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Keiran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Demographic ageing is identified as a global challenge with significant social policy implications across local, national and international contexts. The 2008 economic crisis and related austerity ... More


Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Majella Kilkey and Gaby Ramia (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This edition of Social Policy Review marks the 40th anniversary of a publication from the UK Social Policy Association devoted to presenting an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social ... More


Research and policy in ethnic relations: Compromised dynamics in a neoliberal era

Charles Husband (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447314899
eISBN:
9781447314929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314899.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book provides a critical discussion of the fault lines in the contemporary relationship between university based researchers, research funders, and the policy sector in the production and ... More


Inclusive growth and social investments over the life course

Jon Kvist

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Globally, policymakers are promoted social investments as a reform strategy to increase individuals’ capacities and national economic growth. This chapter establishes a framework consisting of ... More


A multidimensional response to tackling child poverty and disparities: reflections from the Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities

Gaspar Fajth, Sharmila Kurukulasuriya, and Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There are critical times in a child's life where failure to intervene can have irreversible impacts on their capabilities and quality of life. Although protecting the rights of all children and ... More


Educationalizing the Welfare State and Privatizing Education: The Evolution of Social Policy since the New Deal

Harvey Kantor and Robert Lowe

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Harvey Kantor and Robert Lowe describe how the nation’s approaches to poverty, race, and education have changed over the past half century, with relatively weak compensatory education policies asked ... More


China's developmental model in Africa: a new era for global social policy?

Marian Urbina Ferretjans and Rebecca Surender

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Sino-African cooperation embraces not only trade and foreign direct investment, but a ‘social dimension’ also, including expenditure on health and education. However, the ‘Chinese approach of social ... More


The responsiveness of social assistance policies

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

in The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305767
eISBN:
9781447311577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses and explains the dynamics of social assistance policies in the Netherlands and reflects on the evolution of Dutch social assistance policies from a European comparative ... More


Greece: the quest for national welfare expansion through more social Europe

Theodoros Sakellaropoulos

in The Europeanisation of social protection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420206
eISBN:
9781447303794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter analyses and explains Greece's official response to the EU's evolving social policy. Understanding this response requires a careful consideration of the four important factors that ... More


Implications for understanding global social policy change

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that the SPF resulted from the intersection of the biographies of three individuals: the Head of the Social Security Department at the ILO, the Director General of the ILO and his ... More


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