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    Africa’s youth employment challenge: new perspectives | IDS Bulletin Vol 48, No 3

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Youth and employment concepts are not new to development discourse in sub-Saharan Africa but over the last decade interest has increased dramatically, becoming a much more important focus for policy, intervention and research throughout the continent (and globally).
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    Pension funds in Chile: bringing the state back in

    Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych, 2017
    The Chilean reform pioneered a shift in old-age security systems away from public pension schemes on the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis towards individual pension schemes on capital basis and found followers in the 1990s, mostly among other Latin American countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. However, nowhere was the change so embracing as in Chile.
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    MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu: A Story of Success and Transformation?

    Wiley Online Library, 2014
    Social protection has emerged as a key driver of development policy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is widely considered a ‘good thing’ that has the potential not only to alleviate poverty and vulnerability, but also to generate more transformative outcomes in terms of empowerment and social justice.
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    Social protection and wellbeing: Food security in Adivasi communities, Chhattisgarh, India

    Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways, University of Bath, 2014
    Despite economic growth, persistent levels of absolute poverty remain across the world. Social protection is an important response to this, guaranteeing a basic level of income support. The state of Chhattisgarh, India, provides an interesting model, as government commitment and people’s action combine to buttress food security in communities with historically high levels of disadvantage.
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    The education motive for migrant remittances: theory and evidence from India

    Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, 2017
    This paper analyses the impact of anticipated old age support, provided by children to parents, on intra-family transfers and education. The authors highlight an education motive for remittances, according to which migrants have an incentive to invest in their siblings’ education via transfers to parents, in order to better share the burden of old age support.
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    Labouring for global markets: Conceptualising labour agency in global production networks

    Elsevier, 2017
    This article starts with the recognition that labour has received less than its fair share of empirical and analytical attention in scholarship on global production networks. Little is known about how jobs for export markets fit into workers’ wider livelihoods strategies, or how workers react to new employment opportunities available to them.
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    Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China

    Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, 2017
    In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines.
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    Transitions in late-life living arrangements and socio-economic conditions of the elderly in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
    Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the cost and organisation of health systems.
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    Migrating out of Poverty

    Migrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) from 2010-2017.
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    Family support for older persons in Thailand: challenges and opportunities

    Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 2017
    Population ageing and the wellbeing of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities, and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. Traditionally, support and care for the elderly are met within the family. Adult children are important providers of material support as well as other forms of assistance to their older-age parents.

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