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Social Protection, Economic Growth And Social Change

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

James Midgley , David Piachaud

Edited by James Midgley, Harry and Riva Specht Professor, University of California, Berkeley, US and David Piachaud, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics, London, UK

2013 296 pp Hardback 978 1 78195 394 5
ebook isbn 978 1 78195 395 2

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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.

Contents
Contributors: 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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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.

The authors explore the developments in each country, analyse the impact of government cash transfers and discuss key future trends. The study reveals that social protection has complemented economic growth and supported development efforts and has been fundamental to promoting equitable and sustainable societies.

The book is essential reading for students of social policy, economics, development studies and public administration and will be an important resource for policymakers and administrators everywhere.

Full table of contents

Contents:

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
1. Introduction
David Piachaud

2. Social Protection in Countries Experiencing Rapid Economic Growth: Goals and Functions
James Midgley

PART II: CHINA
3. The Transition of Social Protection in China
Kinglun Ngok

4. Current Approaches to Social Protection in China
Yapeng Zhu

5. Future Trajectories for China
Bingqin Li

PART III: INDIA
6. Historical Developments and Goals of Social Protection Policies in India
Ruth Kattumuri and Manju Singh

7. Social Protection in India: Current Approaches and Issues
Rohit Mutatkar

8. Future Prospects of Social Protection in India
Rohit Mutatkar

PART IV: BRAZIL
9. The Brazilian Social Protection System: History and Present Configuration
Maria Paula Gomes dos Santos

10. The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Social Protection Against Poverty and Inequality in Brazil
Sergei Soares

11. Political Dimensions of Social Protection in Brazil
Anthony Hall

12. The Future of Social Protection in Brazil
Francesca Bastagli and Fabio Veras Soares

PART V: SOUTH AFRICA
13. Social Protection in South Africa: History, Goals and Strategies
Leila Patel

14. Current Approaches to Social Protection in the Republic of South Africa
Letlhokwa George Mpedi

15. Social Protection in South Africa – Recent Achievements and Future Prospects
John Kruger

PART VI: CONCLUSION
16. Conclusion: Experiences, Issues and Future Possibilities
David Piachaud and James Midgley

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