Social Development and Public Policy

A Study of Some Successful Experiences

  • Dharam Ghai

About this book


The book shows, through in-depth case studies, how some low income countries have made enormous strides in overcoming problems of adult literacy, lack of schooling, high child mortality, rapid population growth, mass poverty and gender inequalities. With contributions from outstanding scholars, the book analyses the experiences with social development and public policy of Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Kerala, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Using a holistic approach, it draws lessons and evaluates their relevance for other countries interested in emulating their achievements.


Chile gender growth Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharam Ghai
    • 1
  1. 1.United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)GenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-77912-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37423-2
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