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Tackling Asia's Inequality: Creating Opportunities for the Poor

dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:13:12Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:13:12Z
dc.date.issued2008-12-01
dc.identifier.issn1998-7528
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1332
dc.description.abstractOne worrisome trend in Asia is growing inequality - the rich are getting richer much faster than the poor. This issue of Development Asia was brought into sharp focus with the current financial turmoil, which is having a much greater impact on the poor than the rich. How much should inequality be a cause for alarm, if at all? What are the implications of a widening social divide? Should governments do something - or nothing? The stories on this cover theme look at many aspects of a complex issue. Guest economists present the case for and against interventions toward social inclusion, though they tend to support policies that promote equal opportunity and access to good education and basic health services. One of the issue's main stories looks at the role of globalization in increasing well-being at all levels of society, but it also notes that the well-to-do are better placed than the poor to take advantage of the opportunities that globalization offers. Contrasting profiles of India and the Philippines are provided. One shows how strong growth can create jobs for the poor despite structural inequalities. The other illustrates how even robust growth can fail to provide enough jobs because of structural inequalities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleTackling Asia's Inequality: Creating Opportunities for the Poor
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.expertEconomic Crisis
dc.subject.expertEconomic Efficiency
dc.subject.expertEconomic Policies
dc.subject.expertRegional Economic Development
dc.subject.expertJob Evaluation
dc.subject.expertEvaluation
dc.subject.adbCrisis
dc.subject.adbUnemployment
dc.subject.adbEconomic cooperation
dc.subject.adbGross domestic product
dc.subject.adbEmployment
dc.subject.adbEconomic forecast
dc.subject.naturalFinancial crisis
dc.subject.naturalLabor economics
dc.subject.naturalRegional economics
dc.subject.naturalTurnover
dc.subject.naturalEconomic survey
dc.subject.naturalJob analysis
dc.subject.naturalLabor turnover
dc.title.seriesDevelopment Asia
dc.title.volume2
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeEconomics
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryMicronesia, Federated States of
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.dep.sourceDER
oar.identifierOAR-002385
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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    Development Asia features development issues that are important to the Asia and Pacific region. Sixteen issues of the series were published by the Asian Development Bank from June 2008 to May 2014.

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