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The role of economic and political measures of the palliation of poverty in Croatia

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  • Predrag Bejakovic

    (Institute of public finance, Zagreb)

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The paper considers measures for palliating poverty in Croatia. After an introductory account, poverty is defined, and a very brief description of the situation in Croatia is given. In the sequel, attention is devoted to the encouragement of economic growth, the creation of greater opportunities for employment, the enhancement of human capital, an effective welfare system and well-oriented targeting of benefits to groups that need assistance, decentralization, the restraining of corruption and the development of institutions. The paper concludes with some final considerations and proposals.

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  • Predrag Bejakovic, 2005. "The role of economic and political measures of the palliation of poverty in Croatia," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 29(1), pages 75-97.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipf:finteo:v:29:y:2005:i:1:p:75-97
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    Keywords

    poverty; economic development; welfare; employment;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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