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Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, education and health in Europe (Routledge Studies in Labour Economics Book 1)

by Gianluigi Coppola and Niall O'Higgins

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 308 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2018 onward  

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Toward Great Inclusiveness

by Hafez Ghanem

The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment.Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, International, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 168 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2018 onward  

Formalizing the Shadow Economy in Serbia: Policy Measures and Growth Effects (Contributions to Economics)

by Gorana Krstić and Friedrich Schneider

The main objective of this book is to develop a strategy and policy measures to enhance the formalization of the shadow economy in order to improve the competitiveness of the economy and contribute to economic growth; it explores these issues with special reference to Serbia. The size and development of the shadow economy in Serbia and other Central and Eastern European countries are estimated using two different methods (the MIMIC method and household-tax-compliance method). Micro-estimates are based on a special survey of business entities in Serbia, which for the first time allows us to explore the shadow economy from the perspective of enterprises and entrepreneurs. The authors identify the types of shadow economy at work in business entities, the determinants of shadow economy partici...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 179 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2018 onward  

Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by John Cockburn and Yazid Dissou

Public spending on infrastructure plays an important role in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation. Empirical studies unequivocally show that under-investment in infrastructure limit economic growth. At the same time, numerous other studies have shown that investment in infrastructure can be a highly effective tool in fighting poverty reduction1. In that context, the financing of infrastructure has been a critical element of most economic growth and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, since the start of this millennium. This book provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure in three very different Asian countries: China, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Particular attention is paid to the role o...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2018 onward  

Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

by Doris Köhn and Doris Köhn

This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticism...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2018 onward  

Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices in Developing Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by Esfandiar Maasoumi and Guanghua Wan

This book looks at the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures. Asia is facing many challenges arising from population growth, rapid urbanization, provision of services, climate change and the need to redress declining growth after the global financial crisis. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis. The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 December 2018 onward  

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

by Lars Klüver and Øjvind Nielsen, Rasmus

This book is open access under a CC-BY license.Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by s...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Computing, Hardware, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 December 2018 onward  

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

by Inter-American Development Bank and Samuel Berlinski

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure or strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currentl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Science & Maths, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2018 onward  

Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction?: Looking Over the Long Run

by Luis Bértola and Jeffrey Williamson

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 419 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2018 onward  

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Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

by Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. This book argues that lessons for addressing these national challenges are emerging from a new set of realities in America’s metropolitan regions: first, that inequity is, in fact, bad for economic growth; second, that bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and, third, that the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, w...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2018 onward  

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