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4 Economic Reforms, Social Safety Nets, and the Budget in Transition Economies

4 Economic Reforms, Social Safety Nets, and the Budget in Transition Economies »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

The economic transformation of former centrally planned economies has been accompanied by large declines in output, significant changes in relative prices, and, at least initially, rapid increases in inflati...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

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II Issues in the Design of Social Safety Nets

II Issues in the Design of Social Safety Nets »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

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III Country Studies

III Country Studies »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

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9 Jordan: Restructuring Public Expenditures and Protecting the Poor

9 Jordan: Restructuring Public Expenditures and Protecting the Poor »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

Jordan suffered from unsustainable macroeconomic imbalances, particularly with respect to the fiscal and trade deficits, during the mid-1980s. Necessary adjustments have been constrained by the need to prote...

11 Mozambique: Economic Rehabilitation and the Poor

11 Mozambique: Economic Rehabilitation and the Poor »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

By any income standard or measure of living conditions, Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite its rich natural resources, inadequate production planning and acute social conflicts...

12 Poland: The Social Impact of Transition

12 Poland: The Social Impact of Transition »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

Poland was one of the first economies to undertake the transition from plan to market. This chapter looks at the safety net that existed at the outset, describes how it was reformed during the transition, an...

14 Reforming Ukraine’s Social Safety Nets: Short-Term and Medium-Term Options

14 Reforming Ukraine’s Social Safety Nets: Short-Term and Medium-Term Options »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

Ukraine has experienced severe economic dislocations since its independence in 1991, following the breakup of the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union. High inflation and large dec...

1 Social Dimensions of the IMF’s Policy Dialogue

1 Social Dimensions of the IMF’s Policy Dialogue »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

IMF Involvement in Social Issues The IMF’s involvement in social issues has to be seen in the context of its mandate. The mandate, as laid down in its Articles of Agreement, is clear...

13 Social Protection During Russia’s Economic Transformation

13 Social Protection During Russia’s Economic Transformation »

Source: Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

The transition to a market economy in Russia has reduced most people’s real incomes, especially the incomes of the poor. The sharp decline in output and the manifold increases in prices have taken their heav...