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Social Security in a Developing World Context

S. Vijaya Kumar (Editor) Scott Fritzen (Editor)
Synopsis The exercise of eliciting social security options will have to be worked out on the experience with various measures and policies in different countries; their effectiveness in terms of coverage and benefits; limitations and shortfalls and the scope for generalization. Further globalization privatization, and liberalization are shaping the path of technology, creating new risks of marginalization and vulnerability. In such a critical circumstances providing social security effectively to the formal and informal sector is becoming more and more challenging task to the governments. This collection of papers focuses on existing social security strategies and analyzes the viable strategies that can be adopt in to the social policy to promote social justice for every citizen. Authors emphasize the importance of social security in the developing World context. Some of the examples drawn from China, Sri Lanka and India are based on the critical analysis on social security mechanisms. The aim is to generate further research and discussion among the social security experts and policy makers on different issues of social security. This book will be of interest to social security experts; policy makers, activists, academicians, scholars and students specialized in this field.
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About the authors

S. Vijaya Kumar

S. Vijaya Kumar, M.A., Ph. D. is working as a fellow in the RBI Chair at Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Office, Hyderabad, India, Being a trained Anthropologist, in his 16 years of service, executed several micro and macro level research studies on Poverty, Gender, Social Security Aging and so on and most of his studies were sponsored by World Bank, UNDP, ICSSR and Govt. of India. To his credit, he has Four Books and more than 50 papers in the National and International journals. He is the chief Editor of Indian Journal of Social Development published from New Delhi. He is currently engaged in the work of the Second National Commission on Women, Government of India.

Scott Fritzen

Scott Fritzen, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. His academic work and consulting practice both focus on how to strengthen public management and policy analysis capacities to promote improved governance outcomes. He has authored numerous articles in policy-related International journals. His Master in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning degree and Ph.D. in Public Affairs are from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Title Social Security in a Developing World Context
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771492
length xxx+350p., Tables; 23cm.