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Integrating Economic and Social Policy: Good practices from high achieving countries

  • Santosh Mehrotra
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    This paper examines the successes of ten 'high-achievers' - countries with social indicators far higher than might be expected given their national wealth. Their progress in such fields as education and health offers lessons for social policy elsewhere in the developing world. Based on UNICEF-supported studies in each country, the paper shows how, in the space of fifty years, these high-achievers have made advances in health and education that took nearly 200 years in the industrialized world. It pinpoints the policies that have contributed to this success - policies that could be replicated elsewhere.

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    Paper provided by Innocenti Working Papers in its series Papers with number inwopa00/9.

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    Length: 32
    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa00/9
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