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Poverty and the Transition to a Market Economy in Mongolia - Keith Griffin

Poverty and the Transition to a Market Economy in Mongolia

By: Keith Griffin (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1995
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This book contains an analysis of the economic problems encountered in Mongolia during the transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, when poverty increased dramatically, unemployment rose sharply, health and education indicators deteriorated, and the economic and social position of women declined. Yet there is considerable potential in Mongolia for a broadly based acceleration of output, particularly if priority is given to the nomadic livestock sector and to grass-roots development at the provincial level. The book contains many policy suggestions intended to promote growth and employment and to reduce poverty.

Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Map 1: Mongolia's Position in Asia - Map 2: Administrative Units of Mongolia - Economic Strategy during the Transition; K.Griffin - Poverty: Concepts and Measurement; K.Griffin - Employment Promotion and the Social Safety Net; W.van Ginneken - Human Capital Formation under Conditions of Acute Resource Scarcity; S.Smith - Human Capital: The Health and Well-being of the Population; S.Smith & J.Lannert - Mongolian Women and Poverty during the Transition; B.Skapa - Rural Development: The Livestock Sector; J.Swift - Crop Production and Small Scale Rural Processing; N.Forni - Enhancing People's Participation; S.Cleary - National Institutional Capacity for Addressing Poverty; K.Griffin - The Possible Contribution of External Agents; K.Griffin - Index

ISBN: 9780333637418
ISBN-10: 0333637410
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 1st May 1995
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1