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Financing for overcoming economic insecurity

Author: Nazrul Islam; Rob Vos
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. ©2015
Series: United Nations series on development.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world is witnessing the paradox of simultaneous increase in income and insecurity. According to available data, global average per capita income has increased in recent decades, while at the same time actual and perceived insecurity has also increased. This paradox is true for both developed and developing countries. However, the concrete form and causes of insecurity differs across these two groups of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Financing for overcoming economic insecurity.
London, England ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, c2015
xi, 248 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nazrul Islam; Rob Vos
ISBN: 9781849665780 1849665788 9781336212152 1336212152 9781849665797 1849665796
OCLC Number: 903014595
Notes: Published in association with the United Nations, New York, April 2015.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 248 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Contents: Introduction / Nazrul Islam and Rob Vos --
Globalization, offshoring, and economic insecurity in industrialized countries / William Milberg and Deborah Winkler --
Managing financial instability in developing countries: why prudence is not enough / Yilmaz Akyuz --
Insurance, credit, and safety nets for the poor in a world of risk / Daniel Clarke and Stefan Dercon --
Assessing the success of microinsurance programs in meeting the insurance needs of the poor / Paul Mosley --
Assessing the insurance role of microsavings / David Hulme, Karen Moore, and Armando Barrientos --
Can microfinance reduce economic insecurity and poverty? By how much and how? / Nazrul Islam --
Insurance against losses from natural disasters in developing countries / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer and Reinhard Mechler.
Series Title: United Nations series on development.
Responsibility: edited by Nazrul Islam and Rob Vos.

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Despite the rise in recent decades in the average income level, economic insecurity has also increased. Written by leading experts this state-of-the-art collection illuminates the causes of economic  Read more...

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