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Shielding the poor : social protection in the developing world

Shielding the poor : social protection in the developing world

Author: Nora Lustig
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The poor are most vulnerable to economic crises, natural disasters, or health shocks and are least able to cope with their economic consequences. Yet, for the most part, the poor have no access to social protection and insurance mechanisms. The lack of insurance and coping mechanisms may force the poor to reduce food consumption and investment in their children as well as deplete their scarce assets. These  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shielding the poor.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2001
(DLC) 00010531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Lustig
ISBN: 9780815720249 0815720246
OCLC Number: 606545021
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Has aggregate income growth been effective in reducing poverty and inequality in Latin America? / Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet --
Social protection for the unemployed : programs in Latin America / Gustavo Márquez --
Heterogeneity and optimal unemployment insurance / Hugo A. Hopenhayn and Juan Pablo Nicolini --
Helping the poor manage risk better : the role of social funds / Steen Lau Jorgensen and Julie Van Domelen --
Insuring the economic costs of illness / Paul Gertler --
Coverage under old age security programs and protection for the uninsured : what are the issues? / Estelle James --
Social assistance on pensions and health care for the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean / Carmelo Mesa-Lago --
The safety net role of microfinance for income and consumption smoothing / Manfred Zeller --
Consumption smoothing and extended families : the role of government-sponsored insurance / Orazio Attanasio and José-Victor Ríos-Rull --
Social protection for the poor in the developed world / Timothy M. Smeeding and Katherin Ross Phillips.
Responsibility: Nora Lustig, editor.


The poor in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to adverse shocks. They have little or no access to public social insurance, are unlikely to save in adequate amounts to rely fully on  Read more...


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