Report on the World Social Situation

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Report on the World Social Situation 2013

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Report on the World Social Situation 2013
Inequality Matters

£26.00
ISBN
9789211303223
Published by
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publication Date
February 2014
Edition
2013
Publisher's Ref
13.IV.2
Format
Paperback
Extent
136 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 mm

The 2013 report examines key drivers of inequality that have emerged in the recent past and the impact of rising inequality. It examines trends in social, economic and spatial inequalities and assesses why inequality matters in order to propose policy solutions to this persistent problem, paying particular attention to the potential role of empowerment and participation.

The report highlights inequalities within and across countries and shows the cumulative, mutually-reinforcing effects these inequalities have on the systematic lack of participation and disadvantage of some social groups and on the intergenerational transmission of poverty. It discusses the role of economic and political institutions in promoting participation and empowerment. 


Report on the World Social Situation 2011

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Report on the World Social Situation 2011
The Global Social Crisis

£20.00
ISBN
9789211303049
Published by
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publication Date
September 2011
Edition
2011
Publisher's Ref
10.IV.12
Format
Paperback
Extent
132 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 mm

This report explores the social impact of the great recession and warns of the possibility of continuing global social crisis in the face of increasing fiscal consolidation and austerity measures, which threaten the sustainability of a recovery. The effects of the financial and economic crisis on social progress have been sharp, widespread, and deep.

Given the fragility of the economic recovery and uneven progress in major economies, social conditions are expected to recover slowly. Increased poverty, hunger and unemployment due to the crisis will continue to affect billions of people in many developed and developing countries for years to come. Austerity measures in response to high government debt in some advanced economies are not only threatening public sector employment and social expenditure, but are also making the recovery more uncertain and fragile. 


UN Report on the world social situation 2010

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Rethinking Poverty

£14.95
ISBN
9789211302783
Published by
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publication Date
February 2010
Edition
2010
Publisher's Ref
09.IV.10
Format
Paperback
Extent
204 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 mm

The 2010 issue of the Report on the World Social Situation focuses on the challenge of achieving poverty reduction. The Millennium Development Goals seek to halve, by 2015, the level of extreme poverty that existed since 1990. The Report begins with an overview of global, regional and selected country poverty trends over the period 1981-2005, critically examines the conventional policy framework and popular poverty reduction programmes, argues that a commitment to eradicating poverty and to enhancing equity and social integration requires consistent actions directed towards sustainable economic growth, productive employment creation and social development, entailing an integrated approach to economic and social policies for the benefit of all citizens. It recommends consideration of the policy approaches that have dominated the disclosure on growth and poverty thus far. 



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