Social protection, economic growth and social change : goals, issues and trajectories in China, India, Brazil and South Africa / edited by James Midgley and David Piachaud. - Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar, 2013. - xiii, 283 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW 1. Introduction David Piachaud 2. Social Protection in Countries Experiencing Rapid Economic Growth: Goals and Functions James Midgley PART II: CHINA 3. The Transition of Social Protection in China Kinglun Ngok 4. Current Approaches to Social Protection in China Yapeng Zhu 5. Future Trajectories for China Bingqin Li PART III: INDIA 6. Historical Developments and Goals of Social Protection Policies in India Ruth Kattumuri and Manju Singh 7. Social Protection in India: Current Approaches and Issues Rohit Mutatkar 8. Future Prospects of Social Protection in India Rohit Mutatkar PART IV: BRAZIL 9. The Brazilian Social Protection System: History and Present Configuration Maria Paula Gomes dos Santos 10. The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Social Protection Against Poverty and Inequality in Brazil Sergei Soares 11. Political Dimensions of Social Protection in Brazil Anthony Hall 12. The Future of Social Protection in Brazil Francesca Bastagli and Fabio Veras Soares PART V: SOUTH AFRICA 13. Social Protection in South Africa: History, Goals and Strategies Leila Patel 14. Current Approaches to Social Protection in the Republic of South Africa Letlhokwa George Mpedi 15. Social Protection in South Africa -- Recent Achievements and Future Prospects John Kruger PART VI: CONCLUSION 16. Conclusion: Experiences, Issues and Future Possibilities David Piachaud and James Midgley Index.

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Public welfare -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.

Developing countries -- Social policy.
China -- Economic conditions -- 2000-
India -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Brazil -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
South Africa -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.

HN980 / .S66 2013

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