Adjustment with a Human Face: Protecting the Vulnerable and Promoting Growth

Adjustment with a Human Face: Protecting the Vulnerable and Promoting Growth

by Giovanni Andrea Cornia
     
 

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Following three decades of progress, improvements in the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups worldwide began to falter in the mid-1970s. World recession, and in particular the debt crisis in Latin America and African famine, have seriously affected economic development programs in less developed countries. At the same time, however, large-scale health

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Following three decades of progress, improvements in the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups worldwide began to falter in the mid-1970s. World recession, and in particular the debt crisis in Latin America and African famine, have seriously affected economic development programs in less developed countries. At the same time, however, large-scale health programs have had a noticeable impact. This study both illustrates the extent of the current crisis and points to the successes to show how welfare policies can—and must—become part of national planning even when the economy is in crisis.

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"An important volume."—Journal of Developing Areas

"This is an important book, the fruit of several years' efforts by a large team of social scientists."—Finance & Development

"Has deservedly found a central place in the current debate about international development....Should have a profound effect on social policy making."—International Perspectives

"An important contribution."—Orbis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198286097
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

both at UNICEF

Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford

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