Trends, drivers, and policy implications
Asia’s rapid growth in recent decades has led to a significant reduction in extreme poverty, but it has also been accompanied by rising inequality in many countries. This book, based on recent research undertaken at the Asian Development Bank, deals with three broad questions: What have been the...
To Be Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge
This highly topical volume, with contributions from leading experts in the field, explores a variety of questions about membership based organizations of the poor. Analyzing their success and failure and the internal and external factors that play a part, it uses studies from both developed and...
To Be Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge
Equity and Institutions
After three decades of spectacular economic growth in China, the problem is no longer how to achieve growth, but how to manage its consequences and how to sustain it. The most important consequence, at least as far as Chinese policy makers are concerned, is the rapidly growing inequality, between...
Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge
As developing and transition economies enter the next phase of reforms, labor market issues increasingly come to the fore. With the increased competition from globalization, the discussion is shifting to the need for greater labor market flexibility and the creation of "good" jobs. Moreover, the...
Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge
Trends, Explanations and Policy Responses
China’s spectacular growth and poverty reduction has been accompanied by growing inequality which threatens the social compact and thus the political basis for economic growth. Chinese policy makers have realized the importance of the problem and have launched a series of investigations and policy...
Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge