Economic Transition and Social Protection : Issues and Agenda for Reform

Author/Editor:

Sanjeev Gupta

Publication Date:

December 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper briefly describes the factors constraining the social protection policies in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union (BRO). The analysis considers public spending in social programs, including generalized subsidies for goods and consumer services, pensions, unemployment-related and social benefits, and education and health care. The paper then lists policies that can help mitigate the worsening living standards of the poor and the vulnerable in a fiscally sustainable manner.

Series:

Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment No. 98/14

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451967760/1934-7456

Stock No:

PPIEA0141998

Price:

$10.00 (Academic Rate:$10.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

14

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