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Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

Goals, Issues and Trajectories in China, India, Brazil and South Africa

Edited by James Midgley and David Piachaud

This highly original and thought-provoking book examines the recent expansion of social protection in China, India, Brazil and South Africa – four countries experiencing rapid economic growth and social change. It documents developments in each country, analyses the impact of government cash transfers and discusses future trends. It shows that social protection has complemented economic growth and supported development efforts. Social protection has been fundamental to promoting equitable and sustainable societies. The book is essential reading for students of economics, social policy, development studies and public administration and will be an important resource for policymakers and administrators everywhere. More from the publisher »|

Contributors include

  • F. Bastagli
  • M.P. Gomes dos Santos
  • A. Hall
  • R. Kattumuri
  • J. Kruger
  • B. Li
  • J. Midgley
  • L.G. Mpedi
  • R. Mutatkar
  • K. Ngok
  • L. Patel
  • D. Piachaud
  • M. Singh
  • F.V. Soares
  • S. Soares
  • Y. Zhu
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