Poverty and Exclusion in the Western Balkans

New Directions in Measurement and Policy

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-4944-7 (Print) 978-1-4614-4945-4 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-11

    Overview: Poverty and Exclusion in the Western Balkans: New Directions in Policy and Analysis

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    Pages 13-27

    The European Context: Measuring Social Inclusion in the European Union

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    Pages 29-38

    Measuring Poverty in the Western Balkans: Recent Trends and New Challenges

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    Pages 39-54

    Qualitative Research to Support the Analysis of Social Inclusion in the Western Balkans

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    Pages 55-70

    Updating Poverty Maps Between Censuses: A Case Study of Albania

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    Pages 71-98

    Social Exclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    Pages 99-116

    On Measuring Social Exclusion: A New Approach with an Application to FYR Macedonia

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    Pages 117-131

    Subjective Well-Being, Activation Policies, and the Inclusion Agenda

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    Pages 133-154

    Does Formal Work Pay in Serbia? The Role of Labor Taxes and Social Benefit Design in Providing Disincentives for Formal Work

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    Pages 155-176

    Not Just Education: The Gender Wage Gap in the Albanian Labor Markets Through Occupational Segregation, Work Experience, and Child Care

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    Pages 177-202

    Internal Migration in Albania and the Changes in Transfers Received from Family and Friends: A Study of Internal Migrants in Peri-Urban Tirana

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    Pages 203-219

    Together or Apart? Attitudes Towards Multi-ethnic State and Ethnically Mixed Communities in Post-independence Kosovo

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    Pages 221-243

    Social Safety Nets in the Western Balkans: Design, Implementation, and Performance

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    Pages 245-259

    The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the Western Balkans

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    Pages 261-281

    Simulating Policy Reform: Distributional and Poverty Outcomes of the New Social Welfare Law in Serbia

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    Pages 283-298

    Improving the Targeting of Social Assistance in Albania: Evidence from Micro-simulations