Social Policy in Iran Main Components and Institutions
This book provides in-depth analyses of the main social policy components and institutions in Iran. Its focus is on the period since 1979, although many of the developments are inevitably traced back to their pre-revolutionary origins. The first part of the book investigates socioeconomic trends and institutional developments—including the significant role played by post-revolutionary para-governmental organizations in the delivery of social programs. The remaining chapters analyze the achievements and challenges of health, education, social insurance, housing, and employment policies as well as the macroeconomics of poverty.
1. Social Policy in Iran: An Introduction Pooya Alaedini 2. Development of Iran’s Social Welfare Institutions Pooya Alaedini and Reza Omidi 3. Iran’s Health Policy and Healthcare System: Achievements and Challenges Ali Hassanzadeh 4. Education Policy in Iran: Developments Over the Past Four Decades Reza Omidi and Pooya Alaedini 5. Pension Funds in Iran: Challenges and Options Hessam Nikoupour and Narges Akbarpour-Roshan 6 Iran’s Housing Policies for Low-income and Vulnerable Groups: A Critical Assessment Pooya Alaedini and Fardin Yazdani 7. Employment Challenges in Contemporary Iran: A Growing Social Policy Conundrum Behrouz Hady Zonooz 8. Poverty and Macroeconomic Policies in Iran: A Microsimulation Study Davood Souri