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Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Richard D. Smith and Kara Hanson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book outlines the key aspects and issues concerning health systems of low- and middle-income countries, recognizing the current global context within which these systems operate and the dynamics ... More


What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163036
eISBN:
9781617970344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Since 2004, economic reforms in Egypt have led to robust expansion, a healthy external position, and enhanced investor confidence. But despite these positive macroeconomic developments, inflation has ... More


An Empirical Analysis of Labor Immigration Programs in Forty-Six Countries

Martin Ruhs

in The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691132914
eISBN:
9781400848607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691132914.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the key features of labor immigration programs in high and middle-income countries in practice. After providing an overview of existing academic and policy literature that ... More


China's Technological Leapfrogging and Economic Catch-up: A Schumpeterian Perspective

Keun Lee

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192847560
eISBN:
9780191939860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847560.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

After a miraculous economic growth, spurred by the Beijing Consensus, China is now facing a slowdown. This book deals with the interesting issue of the middle-income trap—the phenomenon of the ... More


Structural Transformation in South Africa: The Challenges of Inclusive Industrial Development in a Middle-Income Country

Antonio Andreoni, Pamela Mondliwa, Simon Roberts, and Fiona Tregenna (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192894311
eISBN:
9780191915352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894311.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Taking South Africa as an important case study of the challenges of structural transformation, the book offers a new micro-meso level framework and evidence linking country-specific and global ... More


The Middle-Income Trap and Premature Deindustrialization in South Africa

Antonio Andreoni and Fiona Tregenna

in Structural Transformation in South Africa: The Challenges of Inclusive Industrial Development in a Middle-Income Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192894311
eISBN:
9780191915352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894311.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

South Africa has been experiencing premature deindustrialization and poor growth over an extended period of time. Premature deindustrialization is among the key factors locking many middle-income ... More


Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Pia Rebello Britto, Patrice L. Engle, and Charles M. Super (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Globally, young children bear the greatest burden of poverty, disease, neglect, and lack of educational opportunities. This volume’s goal is to promote evidence-based policies for advancing the ... More


Trapped in the Middle?: Developmental Challenges for Middle-Income Countries

José Antonio Alonso and José Antonio Ocampo (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198852773
eISBN:
9780191887154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852773.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is growing evidence that overcoming the low-income threshold and reaching middle-income status is not sufficient for countries to converge toward high-income levels. Few middle-income countries ... More


Ambitious Pragmatism: First-Order Economic Principles

Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga

in Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192338
eISBN:
9781400884681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192338.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter draws on lessons from history to argue that policy disappointments such as Ghana's mainly reflect failure not of politics but of economic thinking and policy making. There are now enough ... More


Global Production, National Institutions, and Skill Formation: The Political Economy of Training and Employment in Auto Parts Suppliers from Mexico and Turkey

Merve Sancak

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198860655
eISBN:
9780191892660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860655.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Political Economy

This book examines the political economy of skill formation and discusses the implications of skill systems for the development of middle-income countries (MICs). While it has been argued that skills ... More


Paradigm Shifts and New Directions in Research on Early Childhood Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Ana María Nieto

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter identifies emerging paradigm shifts for research that can address the next generation of practice and policy questions in early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income ... More


Unexpected Prosperity: How Spain Escaped the Middle Income Trap

Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198853978
eISBN:
9780191888373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853978.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Only a handful of economies have successfully transitioned from middle to high income in recent decades. One such case is Spain. How did it achieve this feat? Despite its relevance to countries that ... More


The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-up in Emerging Economies

Jeong-Dong Lee, Keun Lee, Dirk Meissner, Slavo Radosevic, and Nicholas Vonortas (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896049
eISBN:
9780191918537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896049.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book synthesizes and interprets existing knowledge on technology upgrading failures as well as lessons from successes and failures in order to better understand the challenges of technology ... More


Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Jennifer E. Lansford and Prerna Banati (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847128
eISBN:
9780190847159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847128.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Of 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 90% live in low- and middle-income countries. These adolescents not only face many challenges but also represent a resource to be cultivated through ... More


Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Benjamin Roche, Hélène Broutin, and Frédéric Simard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

During the last thirty years, the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases has been studied extensively. Understanding how pathogens are transmitted in time and space, how they are evolving ... More


Social Mobility and Human Capital in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Jere R. Behrman

in Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192896858
eISBN:
9780191919138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896858.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Parental human capital and endowments may affect children’s human capital, which in turn may affect children’s income and thus social mobility. This chapter focuses on what we know about these links ... More


The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia

Richard F. Doner, Gregory W. Noble, and John Ravenhill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197520253
eISBN:
9780197520291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520253.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book offers a political economy explanation for the striking cross-national differences in strategies and performance among East Asia’s automotive industries. Some countries—China, South Korea, ... More


Addressing the Drivers of Digital Technology for Disability-Inclusive Development

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo and Deepti Samant Raja

in Accessible Technology and the Developing World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198846413
eISBN:
9780191881572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846413.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Systems Analysis and Design

Digital technologies represent the fastest, broadest, and deepest technical change experienced in international development, affecting every sector. Inclusive and accessible technology increases ... More


How Pervasive is Eating Out in India?*

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

As part of this dietary transition, this chapter analyses the pervasiveness of eating out, both spatially and across different expenditure groups. The analysis suggests that eating out is not just a ... More


Social Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Assessment

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter concentrates on formal social security and its associated issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, and does not deal with programmes included under the broader definition of social ... More


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