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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 1999): Welfare State - Overseas

GROWTH, REDISTRIBUTION AND WELFARE: TOWARD SOCIAL INVESTMENT

J. Midgley
Social Service Review, vol.73, 1999, p.3-21.

Social development offers an alternative perspective on redistribution that emphasizes resource allocation to social programmes that enhance economic participation and make a positive contribution to development.

WORLD BANK SETS OUT PLANS FOR GLOBAL CODE FOR SOCIAL POLICY

R. Chote
Financial Times, April 22nd, 1999, p. 4.

Outlines proposals drafted by the World Bank for an international code for social policy. It identifies four general principles:

  • universal and equitable access to basic social services, including education, health care, sanitation and safe drinking water;
  • enabling all men and women to attain secure and sustainable livelihoods and decent working conditions;
  • promotion of systems of social protection to safeguard people from adverse economic shocks;
  • fostering social inclusion.
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