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245 00 Social protection for equity and growth. 
264  1 Washington, DC :|bInter-American Development Bank ;
       |aBaltimore, MD :|bDistributed by the Johns Hopkins 
       University Press,|c2000. 
300    vi, 235 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c26 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "Social Protection for Equity and Growth was written by 
       the Poverty and Inequality Advisory Unity of the 
       Sustainable Development Department at the Inter-American 
       Development Bank"--Acknowledgements. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    Poor people are among the most vulnerable when a country 
       is hit by a shock such as a macroeconomic crisis or a 
       natural disaster. In Latin America, the poor have been 
       buffeted by a series of shocks over the past 20 years that
       have reduced incomes and exacerbated persistent and 
       chronic poverty in the region. 
520 80 Social Protection for Equity and Growth provides policy 
       recommendations to reduce the economic vulnerability of 
       the poor to adverse shocks and help them cope with 
       downturns in income. Social protection refers to public 
       interventions -- including labor market measures, social 
       safety nets, pension systems and calamity funds -- that 
       can lessen the impact of these sudden events. They target 
       persons with precarious employment conditions or limited 
       access to social security or other insurance systems, as 
       well as the elderly and disabled. Often living at or near 
       the subsistence level, these groups generally lack the 
       economic or political power to push for policies that 
       respond to their needs during times of crisis. 
520 80 The book argues that assisting and insuring those in need 
       boosts a country's economic efficiency by reducing the 
       exposure of the poor to economic risk and enabling them to
       participate in economic activities with higher returns. 
650  0 Poor|xServices for|0
       /sh85104848|zLatin America.|0
650  0 Equality|zLatin America.|0
650  0 Poor|zLatin America|0
       subjects/sh2008109776|xEffect of Financial crises on. 
650  0 Poor|zLatin America|0
       subjects/sh2008109776|xEffect of Natural disasters on. 
650  0 Poor|zLatin America|0
       subjects/sh2008109776|xEffect of Unemployment on. 
650  0 Elderly poor|0
       sh93007249|zLatin America.|0
710 2  Inter-American Development Bank.|0
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