A Recovery for All: Rethinking Socio-Economic Policies for Children and Poor Households

349 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last revised: 24 Apr 2012

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Isabel Ortiz

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Matthew Cummins


Date Written: February 29, 2012


The world’s financial and economic crisis has taken a toll on children and poor households. High food and commodity prices, unemployment and austerity measures have aggravated persistent inequalities and contributed to a substantial rise in hunger and social tensions. Now, more than ever, investments for the world’s poor are needed to recover lost ground in pursuit of development objectives. This book describes the social impacts of the crisis, policy responses to date and United Nations alternative proposals for ‘A Recovery for All.’

Keywords: economic crisis, social impacts, austerity measures, food security, unemployment, social protection, recovery policies

JEL Classification: H00, I30, F02

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel and Cummins, Matthew, A Recovery for All: Rethinking Socio-Economic Policies for Children and Poor Households (February 29, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2038764 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2038764

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

ILO HQ, Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
+41227996226 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ilo.org/

Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
New York, NY
United States

HOME PAGE: http://policydialogue.org/programs/taskforces/global_social_justice/

Matthew Cummins

UNICEF ( email )

PO Box 44145
Nairobi, Nairobi 00100

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