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Minimum wage policy : lessons with a focus on the ASEAN region (English)

As developing economies continue to mature and enter the next phase of reforms, labor market issues and key policy instruments such as the minimum wage increasingly come to the forefront. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 83542 JUL 30, 2013

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From universal price subsidies to modern social assistance: the political economy of reform (English)

The efficiency and effectiveness of generalized subsidies as part of a safety net system are questionable. This is because generalized subsidies tend to create distortions in the food and fuel markets and are likely to be regressive and to suffer from significant leakage of benefits to the non-poor, diluting their impact on poverty reduction. ... See More +

General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study 83545 JAN 01, 2013

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Strengthening governance of social safety nets in ASEAN (English)

Several Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) member states, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, are expanding their social safety net programs. ... See More +

Social Analysis 83544 JAN 01, 2013

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A diverse and dynamic region : taking stock of social assistance performance in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

East Asia and the Pacific is a particularly diverse region. It includes some of the largest and most populated countries in the world such as China and Indonesia as well as small Pacific islands. ... See More +

Social Analysis 83546 JAN 01, 2013

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Regional and country reports of the ASEAN assessment on the social impact of the global financial crisis (English)

The effects of the global economic slowdown on peoples' employment and earnings are at the core of its social impacts, manifested largely through increased job uncertainties and reduced worker earnings in crisis-affected sectors, as opposed to widespread open unemployment. ... See More +

Social Analysis 83543 JUL 01, 2010

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