In recent years, government and policymakers around the world have shifted their attention away from money-oriented, supply-side economics to institutional economics and people-oriented social and economic development. Issues such as poverty reduction, win-win solutions and strategies in social policy and their implementation, universalization, and a variety of new large-scale conditional cash transfers programs have become ever-present in the global discussion about development and social policy.
This book provides win-win strategies for social policies on the ground, as developed and put forward by the normative theoretical paradigm of Developmental Social Policy (DSP). Taking the state-of-the-art general development theory as a starting point of reference and discussion, it goes on to discuss in detail the key win-win strategies that form the basis and core of the DSP paradigm. It examines key related issues such as the performance of provident fund systems, the performance of conditional cash transfer systems (especially their elements that are based on asset- and means-testing), universalism and extension in social security provision in the context of especially developing countries, and "non-economically targeted" social welfare benefits and services.
Providing fully-fledged theoretical guidance paired with key social policy strategies and solutions, it will be highly valuable for students and scholars of social policy, development studies, and Asia Pacific studies.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introductory Part 1. Introduction Christian Aspalter and Kenny Teguh Pribadi PART II: Theoretical Part 2. General Theories of Development Economics Anis Chowdhury 3. Developmental Social Policy: Theory and Implementation James Midgley and Christian Aspalter PART III: In-Depth Case Studies 4. Evaluating Conditional Cash Transfer Systems: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean Christian Aspalter 5. Geography Targeting and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Thailand Amornsak Kitthananan 6. Evaluating the Performance of Provident Fund Systems: The Case of Singapore Christian Aspalter 7. Universalization of Social Security Systems: The Case of China Bingqin Li 8. The Extension of Social Security Systems: The Case of Indonesia Kenny Teguh Pribadi PART IV: Concluding Part 9. Development and Social Policy: A Way Forward for Developmental Social Policy Christian Aspalter
Christian Aspalter is Professor of Social Policy at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China.
Kenny Teguh Pribadi is adjunct faculty at Catholic University of Soegijopranoto, Indonesia and former faculty at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China, both in the field of economics.