World Economic and Social Survey 2008

World Economic and Social Survey 2008

Overcoming Economic Insecurity

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Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, the World Economic and Social Survey 2008 focuses on the issue of economic insecurity. It first discusses macroeconomic insecurity, examining external shocks and volatility, labor market vulnerabilities, and counter-cyclical macroeconomic policies. It then explores the climatic threat to economic security in a chapter that covers disaster dynamics, strategies to increase resilience and diminish disaster impact, and multilateral initiatives for disaster relief and prevention. The relationship between economic insecurity and civil conflict is examined next and a final chapter examines poverty, insecurity, and development risks, with sections on markets and social cohesion, risk mitigation, risk adaptation, and risk coping. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : United Nations, 2008
ISBN: 9781435663923
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxx, 202 pages) : color illustrations
Alternative Title: Overcoming economic insecurity


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