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Adjustment with a Human Face: Volume 2 : Ten Country Case Studies - Giovanni Andrea Cornia

Adjustment with a Human Face: Volume 2

Ten Country Case Studies

By: Giovanni Andrea Cornia (Editor), Richard Jolly (Editor), Frances Stewart (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th March 1988
ISBN: 9780198286110
Number Of Pages: 328

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After three decades of remarkable progress, improvements in the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups in many parts of the world began to falter in the 1980s. This study draws on UNICEF work and experience of recent years to illustrate the extent of the current crisis and point to ways to alleviate the effects caused by economic adjustment. Volume 1, published in October, developed a strategy for protecting vulnerable populations during adjustment. The strategy, "Adjustment with a Human Face", combines the promotion of economic growth, protection of the vulnerable, and macro-economic adjustment. This volume, volume 2, examines in closer detail the experiences of the ten countries used as the basis for this strategy. The successes of governments in protecting vulnerable groups in South Korea, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Peru are appraised and contrasted with the failures in Brazil, Ghana, Jamaica, and the Philippines. Sri Lanka and Chile are also considered.

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"A unique contribution to the problems of economic growth of the Third World countries....The authors make a very convincing argument in favor of emphasizing human concerns in regard to economic disasters. They have successfully used the cross-cultural comparison model, and offer hard data in
support of their arguments in this well-organized study."--Choice

Notes on Editors and Contributorsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Currencies and Unitsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Crisis-Proofing the Economy: the Response of Botswana to Economic Recession and Droughtp. 3
Documents Consultedp. 26
Brazilian Children and the Economic Crisis: the Evidence from the State of Õ Paulop. 28
Referencesp. 56
Social Policy, Poverty, and Vulnerable Groups: Children in Chilep. 57
Referencesp. 88
Adjustment Policies and Programmes to Protect Children and Other Vulnerable Groups in Ghanap. 93
Referencesp. 125
the Impact of Adjustment Policies on Vulnerable Groups: the Case of Jamaica, 1973-1985p. 126
Referencesp. 154
Economic Adjustment and Development in Peru: Towards An Alternative Policyp. 156
Referencesp. 183
Redirecting Adjustment Programmes Towards Growth and the Protection of the Poor: the Philippine Casep. 184
Notesp. 217
the Impact of Adjustment and Stabilization Policies on Social Welfare: the South Korean Experiences During 1978-1985p. 218
Conclusionsp. 235
Sri Lanka: the Social Impact of Economic Policies During the Last Decadep. 238
Referencesp. 271
Adjustment Policies and the Welfare of Children: Zimbabwe, 1980-1985p. 272
Referencesp. 298
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780198286110
ISBN-10: 0198286112
Series: Adjustment with a Human Face : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 10th March 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.68