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- DescriptionDevelopment and the ending of mass poverty require a massive increase in productive capabilities and production in developing countries. Some countries, tably in Asia, are achieving this. Yet 'pro-poor' aid policies, especially for the least developed countries, operate largely without reference to policy thinking on the promotion of invation for productivity growth. Conversely, policy-makers and researchers on invation and industrial policies tend to kw little about the potential for social protection to support invation and productivity improvement. This book aims to focus attention on this gulf between research on invation and on poverty reduction and to identify some of its policy consequences; to set out some ways in which this gulf can be bridged, analytically and empirically; and to contribute to the creation of an agenda for further research and an understanding of the urgency of the implied rethinking. The first two chapters provide sustained arguments for embedding social policy thinking in much more 'productivist' frameworks of thought that focus on raising productivity and employment; and for identifying growth theories that can incorporate satisfactory understandings of invation and employment upgrading. A set of chapters then tackle these broad themes in the context of health, addressing the interlinked issues of invation, health inequity and associated impoverishment. The final set of chapters examines the challenge of creating industrial policies that generate both invation and employment, using and going beyond concepts of systems of invation.
- Author BiographyMaureen Mackintosh is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the International Development Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, UK. Joanna Chataway is Professor in Development Policy and Practice, Faculty of Technology at The Open University, UK. She is part of the senior management team at Innogen - the ESRC centre for for social and economic research on innovation in genomics. Marc Wuyts is Professor of Quantitative Applied Economics at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication10/12/2009
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight136 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Edited byJoanna Chataway,Marc Wuyts,Maureen Mackintosh
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