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Income and Influence: Social Policy in Emerging Market Economies

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  • Ethan B. Kapstein

    (INSEAD)

  • Branko Milanovic

    (World Bank)

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The authors argue that the pattern of social policy in developing countries is determined by two key factors: the domestic political influence of formal sector workers (who provide the most substantial roadblock to reform), and the absolute income level (gross domestic product per capita) of the emerging market economy being studied.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number iai and published in 2003.

ISBN: cloth 9780880992701 paper 9780880992695
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:iai

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Keywords: social policy; emerging markets; developing countries; politcal economy;

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  1. Kapstein, Ethan & Converse, Nathan, 2006. "The Economics of Young Democracies: Policies and Performance," MPRA Paper 553, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Ethan Kapstein & Nathan Converse, 2006. "The Economics of Young Democracies: Policies and Performance," Working Papers 85, Center for Global Development.

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