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The Resource Good intentions, bad outcomes : social policy, informality, and economic growth in Mexico, Santiago Levy

Good intentions, bad outcomes : social policy, informality, and economic growth in Mexico, Santiago Levy

Label
Good intentions, bad outcomes : social policy, informality, and economic growth in Mexico
Title
Good intentions, bad outcomes
Title remainder
social policy, informality, and economic growth in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Santiago Levy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Argues that incoherent social programs significantly contribute to poverty and little growth. Proposes converting the existing social security system into universal social entitlements. Advocates eliminating wage-based social security contributions and raising consumption taxes on higher-income households to increase the rate of GDP growth, reduce inequality, and improve benefits for workers"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Santiago
Dewey number
331.10972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN113.5
LC item number
.L49 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
Good intentions, bad outcomes : social policy, informality, and economic growth in Mexico, Santiago Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-347) and index
Contents
Institutions, workers and social programs -- Formality and informality -- Workers' valuation of social programs -- Mobility of workers in the labor market -- Social programs, welfare and productivity -- Productivity and illegal firms -- Investment growth under informality -- Social programs and the fiscal accounts -- Can social policy increase welfare and growth? -- Resources for social programs -- Regional coverage of social programs -- Land holdings of Progresa-Oportunidades Households -- Estimation of Mexico's economically active population -- Mean wage-rate comparison by matching methods -- Equilibrium in the labor market with differences in workers' valuations -- Equilibrium in the labor market with evasion of Social Security -- Profit maximization under informality -- Further remarks on retirement pensions as a social entitlement
Control code
ocn185691095
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 357 p.
Isbn
9780815752196
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005704
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1080345
  • (OCoLC)185691095
Label
Good intentions, bad outcomes : social policy, informality, and economic growth in Mexico, Santiago Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-347) and index
Contents
Institutions, workers and social programs -- Formality and informality -- Workers' valuation of social programs -- Mobility of workers in the labor market -- Social programs, welfare and productivity -- Productivity and illegal firms -- Investment growth under informality -- Social programs and the fiscal accounts -- Can social policy increase welfare and growth? -- Resources for social programs -- Regional coverage of social programs -- Land holdings of Progresa-Oportunidades Households -- Estimation of Mexico's economically active population -- Mean wage-rate comparison by matching methods -- Equilibrium in the labor market with differences in workers' valuations -- Equilibrium in the labor market with evasion of Social Security -- Profit maximization under informality -- Further remarks on retirement pensions as a social entitlement
Control code
ocn185691095
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 357 p.
Isbn
9780815752196
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005704
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1080345
  • (OCoLC)185691095

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