Social Security, the Economy and Development

  • James Midgley
  • Kwong-leung Tang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. James Midgley, Kwong-leung Tang
      Pages 1-14
  3. Issues of Social Security and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Kwong-leung Tang, James Midgley
      Pages 17-50
  4. Diverse National Experiences

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-316

About this book


This book explores the complex relationship between social security and economic development, arguing that social security contributes positively to economic development by promoting social investments that not only foster economic growth but enhance social welfare for all. The contributors analyse the various forms of social security, and, through comprehensive analysis of country experiences, demonstrates that the relationship between social security and economic development defies the simplistic interpretations currently popular in literature on the subject. A variety of country case studies are explored including Britain, Chile, China, India, Korea, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. This topical volume is a vital companion for all interested in the dynamics of the relationship between social security and the economy.


development Economic Development economic growth innovation labor market poverty social security

Editors and affiliations

  • James Midgley
    • 1
  • Kwong-leung Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social Welfare University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Social WorkChinese University of Hong KongHong Kong

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