Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57053
Authors: 
Antonopoulos, Rania
Kim, Kijong
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper, Levy Economics Institute 671
Abstract: 
This paper demonstrates the strong impacts that public job creation in social care provisioning has on employment creation. Furthermore, it shows that mobilizing underutilized domestic labor resources and targeting them to bridge gaps in community-based services yield strong pro-poor income growth patterns that extend throughout the economy. Social care provision also contributes to promoting gender equality, as women - especially from low-income households - constitute a major workforce in the care sector. We present the ex-ante policy simulation results from two country case studies: South Africa and the United States. Both social accounting matrix-based multiplier analysis and propensity ranking-based microsimulation provide evidence of the propoor impacts of the social care expansion.
Subjects: 
social care
job creation
gender equality
pro-poor growth
JEL: 
C15
C67
D33
E24
J48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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