By James Midgley, Kwong Leung Tang

ISBN-10: 0203874099

ISBN-13: 9780203874097

This book looks at the position of social coverage and especially social defense in addressing the continued problem of poverty in East Asia regardless of the region’s awesome event of financial progress in first rate a long time. The East Asian miracle resulted during the last 4 a long time in a metamorphosis of the region’s conventional agrarian economies and critical raises in criteria of dwelling for lots of usual humans. although it used to be given little recognition, poverty has remained an ongoing challenge. the matter turned relatively glaring despite the fact that with the Asian monetary drawback of 1997 while many low source of revenue and heart type staff turned unemployed. because of this main issue, the necessity for powerful social rules and social safety courses have been well-known. the concept fiscal progress could resolve the matter of poverty was once more and more challenged. Even in China this day, the place swift progress has created new employment possibilities and the promise of prosperity for lots of, the govt has famous that the matter of poverty can't be addressed in basic terms via fiscal development yet that accomplished social rules has to be formulated, and this comprises the advance of an efficient defense system.   

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2006). “Child Poverty in China – Lessons and Reflections from the UNICEF Report”, China Social Policy, August: 279–90 (in Chinese). UN-HABITAT (2008). State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/09: Harmonious Cities. org Wong, C. K. (2008). Material Security, Interacting Social Beings, and Social Development – The Case of “Hidden” Elderly in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 2008 Asian Social Policy Symposium: Social Policy, Communities and Development, National Taiwan University, 26–7 November, 2008 Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Many analyses of the impact of social security on poverty in the developing countries of the Global South are even more pessimistic and many experts believe that they have had a minimal impact. This is partly because these programmes are not well suited to addressing the pressing problems of mass, subsistence poverty which characterizes the lives of the majority of the population living in rural areas and informal settlements in cities. In addition, social security programmes generally cover a relatively small proportion of the population, and are hampered by resource constraints and administrative problems.

With the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals, the need to address the problem of global poverty has been International review 17 more widely recognized and it is widely agreed that social security has a major role to play in poverty eradication. Although supporters of market-based economic development policies still exert considerable influence, the high tide of neoliberalism appears to have receded and the use of social security as an antipoverty strategy is now more widely advocated.

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