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Description - Social Security, the Economy and Development by James Midgley

This book explores the complex relationship between social security and economic development, arguing that social security contributes positively to economic development by promoting social investments that not only foster economic growth but enhance social welfare for all. The contributors analyse the various forms of social security, and, through comprehensive analysis of country experiences, demonstrates that the relationship between social security and economic development defies the simplistic interpretations currently popular in literature on the subject. A variety of country case studies are explored including Britain, Chile, China, India, Korea, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. This topical volume is a vital companion for all interested in the dynamics of the relationship between social security and the economy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403999542
ISBN-10: 1403999546
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Midgley

SILVIA BORZUTZKY Teaching Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Political Science Undergraduate Program, Carnegie Mellon University ESPEN DAHL Professor and Head, Care, Health and Welfare programme, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway MARTIN EVANS Senior Research Fellow, Social Disadvantage Research Centre and Centre for Analysis of South African Social Policy, University of Oxford, UK JOON YONG JO School of Social Welfare University of California, Berkeley, USA JAMES LEE Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, China; Founder, Asian Pacific Network of Housing Research THOMAS LORENTZEN Senior Researcher, International Research Institute of Stavanger; Researcher, Research Group for Inclusive Welfare Policies, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway RAYMOND NGAN Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong LEILA PATEL Director, Centre for Social Development in Africa; Professor of Social Development Studies, University of Johannesburg JEAN TRIEGAART Policy Analyst, Development Bank of Southern Africa S. VASOO Associate Professorial Fellow, Department of Social Work and Psychology, National University of Singapore WOUTER VAN GINNEKEN Former Staff Member, International Labour Office

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