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Stefan Dercon

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an overview of the papers included in this volume. It highlights the authors’ rejection of the standard paradigm of mainstream neoclassical economic theory. It briefly discusses ... More


Social Protection: Consensus and Challenges*

Ravi Kanbur

in Towards Human Development: New Approaches to Macroeconomics and Inequality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198706083
eISBN:
9780191775260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706083.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The recent global crisis has added to a growing concern with the consequences of risk and vulnerability in the lives of the poorest. Not surprisingly, interest has also grown in social protection as ... More


. Health Status, Welfare Programs Participation, and Labor Force Activity in Italy

Agar Brugiavini and Franco Peracchi

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes the relationship between the characteristics of the Italian social security system (and its reforms) and the working life of individuals, and is organized as follows. Section ... More


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