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Tackling inequalities in Brazil, China, India and South Africa : the role of labour market and social policies
Bib ID 5078982
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description Paris : OECD, c2010 
307 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9789264088351
9264088350
9789264088368
9264088369
Summary

Greater integration into the world economy and important policy reforms have resulted in Brazil, China, India and South Africa becoming major actors in the globalization process, with impressive results in terms of economic growth, social development and poverty reduction. But the benefits of stronger growth have not always been shared equally and income inequality has remained at very high levels, the result of many forces, including demographic change, migration, unequal access to education, informal employment, existing regulations and their enforcement, social norms and cultural legacy; these forces are often interlinked and reinforce one another. However, as employment is the primary source of income for most households, this book focuses on the role of growth and employment/unemployment developments in explaining recent income inequality trends and discusses the roles played by labor market and social policies in both shaping and addressing these inequalities. It includes the papers presented at the joint OECD and European Union High-Level Conference on Inequalities in Emerging Economies held in Paris in May 2010.--Publisher's description

Partial contents
  • Growth, employment and inequality in Brazil, China, India and South Africa : an overview
  • The decade of falling income inequality and formal employment generation in Brazil
  • Fast growth, but widening income distribution in China
  • Decreasing poverty and increasing inequality in India
  • Better employment to reduce inequality further in South Africa
  • What role for policies in tackling inequality?
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in an electronic format via the Internat. Address as of 24/2/2011: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264088368-en

Subjects Labor market -- Brazil.  |  Labor market -- China.  |  Labor market -- India.  |  Labor market -- South Africa.  |  Income distribution -- Brazil.  |  Income distribution -- China.  |  Income distribution -- India.  |  Income distribution -- South Africa.  |  Social policy.
Other authors/contributors Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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