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The Structure of Social Provision

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Seeks to use disaggregated measures of social expenditure derived from the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) to measure the extent of recent change in the structure of social provision and to ... More


Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Akbar Noman, Kwesi Botchwey, Howard Stein, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Why has the economic growth performance of Sub-Saharan Africa overall been so disappointing over the past fifty years? More importantly, what can be done to sustain and improve upon the accelerated ... More


Industries without Smokestacks and Structural Transformation in Africa: Overview

Richard Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp

in Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821885
eISBN:
9780191861017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821885.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An early stylized fact of development economics is that low-income countries have large differences in output per worker across sectors, and the movement of workers from low- to high-productivity ... More


The Indian Economy in the Post-Reform Period: Growth without Structural Transformation

Kunal Sen

in China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This paper provides an overview of the key analytical issues relating to India’s domestic economy. It first describes the pattern of growth and structural change in the Indian economy since ... More


Youth and Jobs in Rural Africa: Beyond Stylized Facts

Valerie Mueller and James Thurlow (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198848059
eISBN:
9780191882630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848059.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Theories underlying the relationship between urbanization and transformation are being challenged by trends in Sub-Saharan African countries, since many have yet to observe their own “green” or ... More


Is Structural Transformation-led Economic Growth Immiserizing or Inclusive? The Case of Indonesia

Kyunghoon Kim, Andy Sumner, and Arief Anshory Yusuf

in Immiserizing Growth: When Growth Fails the Poor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198832317
eISBN:
9780191870965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832317.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the relationship between the recent pattern of structural transformation in the Indonesian economy and poverty reduction. In the past two decades, Indonesia has become a ... More


Characteristics and Accomplishments of the East Asian Development Paradigm 1

Yung Chul Park

in Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asia: A Post-Crisis Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276776
eISBN:
9780191603051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276773.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Before the crisis, the most notable economic achievement of East Asia was rapid growth. This chapter analyzes the development experiences of East Asian economies, which share a number of structural ... More


Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move

Finn Tarp (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796961
eISBN:
9780191838613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796961.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many developing countries—Viet Nam included—continue to struggle to raise incomes per capita. A common feature of the growth and development process is a fundamental change in the pattern of economic ... More


Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Richard Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821885
eISBN:
9780191861017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821885.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Structural transformation in Africa has become a hot topic. One of the earliest stylized facts of development economics is that low-income countries have large differences in output per worker across ... More


Looking at the Pieces

Olivier Blanchard

in The Economics of Post-Communist Transition

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293996
eISBN:
9780191595998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293992.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Chapter 3 examines a number of pieces in more detail. I focus in particular on the adjustment of employment and wages in state firms to the initial shock, on the interactions between restructuring ... More


Manufacturing Transformation: Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

Carol Newman, John Page, John Rand, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198776987
eISBN:
9780191822896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198776987.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While it is possible for economies to grow based on abundant land or natural resources, more often structural change—the shift of resources from low-productivity to high-productivity sectors—is the ... More


The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime

Markus Jäntti and Juhana Vartiainen

in Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660704
eISBN:
9780191748943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

This chapter reviews Finland's growth strategy in the postwar decades. Finland was able to initiate an impressive mobilization of resources during this period, reflected mostly in a high rate of ... More


Museums and Monuments

Matti Bunzl

in Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238428
eISBN:
9780520937208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238428.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

On June 20, 1999, Vienna's Jewish community commemorated the 150th anniversary of its official existence with a festive event held at the city's Burgtheater. The event and its mass-media ... More


Development policy, agency and Africa in the post-2015 development agenda

George Kararach, Hany Besada, Timothy M. Shaw, and Kristen Winters

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Since 2000, Africa’s economies vigorously expanded, maintaining an annual average economic growth rate of 5% or more. However, Africa’s economies have need new dynamism to respond to global ... More


State Capability and Prospects for Close Coordination: Considerations for Industrial Policy in Africa

Rachel M. Gisselquist

in The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198796954
eISBN:
9780191838606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Recent research highlights the considerable potential of industrial policy to support structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A key gap in this literature, however, is the failure to ... More


The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

John Page and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198796954
eISBN:
9780191838606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Much of the information relevant to policy formulation for industrial development is held by the private sector, not by public officials. There is, therefore, fairly broad agreement in the ... More


The Present Pattern of Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Erik Thorbecke

in The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733201
eISBN:
9780191797767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Since 2000, economic growth has been remarkable in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The process of globalization has definitely contributed to a high GDP growth. The high pace of growth has led to a ... More


Economic Development: The Experience of Sub-Saharan Africa

Olu Ajakaiye and Afeikhena Jerome

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0044
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter appraises sub-Saharan Africa's development experience in the post‐independence era. The evidence indicates that the experience has been varied and episodic. Since the beginning of the ... More


Widening the Options: Implications for Public Policy

Richard Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp

in Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821885
eISBN:
9780191861017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821885.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Structural change is taking place in Africa at a pace and with a pattern distinct from the historical experience of today’s industrialized countries. These differences reflect technological change, a ... More


‘Lopsided’, ‘Failed’, or ‘Tortuous’: India’s Problematic Transition and its Implications for Labour

Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, and Craig Jeffrey

in China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The structural transformation of the Indian economy is incomplete. While the share of agriculture in GDP has declined sharply, its share of the labour force has not. The agricultural economy is still ... More


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