There has never been a more urgent need for governments to secure adequate and stable resources for social development: inequalities are on the rise, a severe global food crisis threatens to eliminate the achievements some countries have made over recent years, and the neoliberal policy toolkit has been largely discredited.
'Financing Social Policy' shifts the policy debates beyond examining expenditures and austerity, to revenues and resources. It examines financing options that would be conducive to social development, creating and strengthening sustainable social programmes that work together with economic policies.
The contributors in this volume edited by Katja Hujo and Shea McClanahan explore the economic, social and political implications and the developmental impact of a wide range of potential resources – including taxation, aid, mineral rents, social insurance, pension funds and remittances – for financing social policy in development countries.
Table of Contents:
PART I: GLOBAL DIMENSION: PARADIGMS AND RESOURCES
Social Exclusion Policies and Labour Markets in Latin America; R.Lo Vuolo
Financing for Development: International Redistribution; I.Ortiz
PART II: TAXATION AND AID
How Can Financing of Social Services be Pro-Poor?; E.Delamonica
Financing Developmental Social Policies in Low-Income Countries: Conditions and Constraints; A.Sindzingre
Aid and the Financing of Public Social Sector Spending; O.Morrissey
PART III: MINERAL RENTS
Natural Resource Wealth, Development and Social Policy: Evidence and Issues; A.Rosser
Mineral Rents and Social Policy: The Case of the Norwegian Government Oil Fund; E.Holmøy
PART IV: SOCIAL INSURANCE AND PENSION FUNDS
Social Insurance (Pensions and Health), Labour Markets and Coverage in Latin America; C.Mesa-Lago
Pensions and Pension Funds in the Making of a Nation-State and a National Economy: The Case of Finland; O.Kangas
Provident and Pension Funds and Economic Development in Selected Asian Countries; M.G.Asher
PART V: REMITTANCES
Remittances and Social Development; H.de Haas
Remittances and Social Development: The Latin American Experience; M.Orozco
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