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

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

by Aiguo Lu
     
 

The Asian road to the market has generally been seen as a model of success and the object of widespread admiration. This volume evaluates the actual experience and debunks some of the most widespread myths. 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…  See more details below

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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. This volume evaluates the actual experience and debunks some of the most widespread myths. 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. Even in countries experiencing sustained growth, there have been unmistakable signs of deep social strain.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333970263
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Development Economics and Policy Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

KATHRYN ANDERSON Graduate Programme in Economic Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA
PAUL GLEWWE The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
KAREL JANSEN Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands and National University, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
DOOWON LEE Economics Department, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
SAHIYA LHAGVA Institute of Economics, Mongolian State University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
ZHU LING Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
JENNIE LITVACK The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
MAMTA MURTHI Research Fellow, Centre for History and Economics, King's College, Cambridge, UK
RICHARD POMFRET Department of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia
MENNO PRADHAN Free University, The Netherlands
KINNON SCOTT The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
PAOLO VERME London School of Economics, UK

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