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Poverty, Income Distribution and Well-Being in Asia During the Transition : Studies in Development Economics and Policy - Lu Aiguo

Poverty, Income Distribution and Well-Being in Asia During the Transition

Studies in Development Economics and Policy

Hardcover Published: 22nd May 2002
ISBN: 9780333970263
Number Of Pages: 297

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The Asian road to the market has generally been seen as a model of success and the object of widespread admiration. But even in countries experiencing sustained growth, there have been unmistakable signs of deep social strain. This book evaluates the experience and debunks widespread myths about Asian growth. It does so by identifying the link between alternative transition models, public policies and household responses on the one hand, and key welfare changes on the other.

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'The issues discussed in this book are most important and timely, with some essential lessons for balancing in the transition process to limit the (hopefully temporary) loss of welfare. I feel that these lessons can be carried over to South Asia, and especially Nepal, presently in a process of transition. Given the important and timely issues of the book, I recommend this publication.' - Nephil Matangi Maskay, General Secretary, Nepal Health Economics Association

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Well-Being During the Transition in Asiap. 3
Welfare Trends in Key Sectorsp. 27
Provision of Healthcare and Education in Transitional Asia: Key Issues and Lessons from Vietnamp. 29
Labour Markets in Asian Transition Economiesp. 58
Country Studiesp. 81
Economic Reforms and Welfare Changes in Chinap. 83
Poverty Alleviation During the Transition in Chinap. 107
Economic Reform and Welfare in Vietnamp. 133
Poverty and Economic Transition of Kazakhstanp. 159
Gradual Economic Reform and Well-Being in Uzbekistanp. 187
Mongolia: The Welfare Impact of Marketizationp. 215
Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Structure of the Welfare System and Expected Impact of Marketizationp. 242
Policy Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 271
Sustaining Welfare During the Transition: Lessons from Asiap. 273
Indexp. 294
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ISBN: 9780333970263
ISBN-10: 0333970268
Series: Studies in Development Economics and Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 22nd May 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 14.02  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1