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Reframing Global Social PolicySocial Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth$
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Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447332497

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.001.0001

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Inclusive growth and social investments over the life course

Inclusive growth and social investments over the life course

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(p.213) Nine Inclusive growth and social investments over the life course
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Reframing Global Social Policy
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Jon Kvist

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0010

Globally, policymakers are promoted social investments as a reform strategy to increase individuals’ capacities and national economic growth. This chapter establishes a framework consisting of generational, life-course perspectives on social investments and inclusive growth. The generational perspective brings out that social investments involve horizontal redistribution, underpin the productive and reproductive social contract between generations, and the increased diversity within generations. The life-course perspective demonstrates how social issues and social investments in one life stage depend on the situation in prior life stages and affect the situation in later life stages and, possibly, in multiple dimensions.

Keywords:   Inclusive Growth, Social Investment, Social policy, Life-course

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