In recent years, government and policymakers around the world have shifted their attention away from money-oriented, supply-side economics to institutional economics and people-oriented social and economic development. Issues such as poverty reduction, win-win solutions and strategies in social policy and their implementation, universalization, and a variety of new large-scale conditional cash transfers programs have become ever-present in the global discussion about development and social policy.

This book provides win-win strategies for social policies on the ground, as developed and put forward by the normative theoretical paradigm of Developmental Social Policy (DSP). Taking the state-of-the-art general development theory as a starting point of reference and discussion, it goes on to discuss in detail the key win-win strategies that form the basis and core of the DSP paradigm. It examines key related issues such as the performance of provident fund systems, the performance of conditional cash transfer systems (especially their elements that are based on asset- and means-testing), universalism and extension in social security provision in the context of especially developing countries, and "non-economically targeted" social welfare benefits and services.

Providing fully-fledged theoretical guidance paired with key social policy strategies and solutions, it will be highly valuable for students and scholars of social policy, development studies, and Asia Pacific studies.

part I|16 pages

Introductory part

chapter 1|14 pages


ByChristian Aspalter, Kenny Teguh Pribadi

part II|56 pages

Theoretical part

chapter 2|25 pages

General theories of development economics

ByAnis Chowdhury

chapter 3|29 pages

Developmental social policy

Theory and implementation
ByJames Midgley, Christian Aspalter

part III|110 pages

In-depth case studies

chapter 4|36 pages

Evaluating conditional cash transfer systems

The case of Latin America and the Caribbean
ByChristian Aspalter

chapter 5|17 pages

Geographic targeting and poverty reduction

The case of Thailand
ByAmornsak Kitthananan

chapter 6|26 pages

Evaluating the performance of provident fund systems

The case of Singapore
ByChristian Aspalter

chapter 7|19 pages

Universalization of social security systems

The case of China
ByBingqin Li

chapter 8|10 pages

The extension of social security systems

The case of Indonesia
ByKenny Teguh Pribadi

part IV|22 pages

Concluding part

chapter 9|20 pages

Development and social policy

A way forward for developmental social policy
ByChristian Aspalter