Rolph van der Hoeven

Rolph van der Hoeven
Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

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Against the background of the Financial Crisis that started in 2007 and the COVID pandemic that broke out in 2019 we discuss the potential impact of deglobalization for labour. The starting point of the discussion is the recognition of the issues raised by the ‘discontents of globalization’, in particular the increase in income inequality between c...
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Having reviewed how income inequality has been addressed in the past, this contribution discusses contemporary issues of income inequality, especially in the context of growing globalisation. To get a better understanding of income inequality issues and policy solutions thereto, it differentiates between various exogenous (international) drivers an...
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The global economic crisis provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally hurt developing countries, increasing poverty, food insecurity, and income inequality. Richer nations cushioned their economies from the worst impacts with unprecedented massive fiscal and financial support programmes. Developing countries lacked such capacity and receiv...
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Fostering (formal) employment has been one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty and (until recently) inequality. However various MICs are undergoing, for internal and external reasons, a process of premature de-industrialization. After discussing various interpretations of the informal sector and economy it analyses how economic growth and...
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How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama ? Myrdal rejected, correctly, the Western approach to, and definition of, employment, but very much underestimated the effects of the Lewisian development process. Myrdal’s concept of cumulative causation better...
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Traditional development aid interventions, as formulated in the Millennium Development Goals, might not be the most effective response for the poor to grow out of poverty due to the triple crises of nutrition, finance and environment, in addition to the changing geopolitical landscape. New challenges therefore need to be confronted in a post-2015 a...
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This book is written in commemoration of Karel Jansen. It was originally planned as a Liber Amicorum for his retirement in 2011 to honour a valued and productive colleague, teacher and researcher. After Karel’s sudden death the contributors decided to do just that and go on with the production of this volume of short essays. The essays in combinati...
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span style="font-family: MetaPro-Book; font-size: x-small;"> El presente articulo aborda el tema de la crisis economica mundial y su fuerte impacto sobre la poblacion. Muestra la preocupacion por los efectos de dicha crisis, principalmente en el incremento del desempleo, que genera mayores desigualdades sociales puesto que las personas se ven aboc...
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This chapter reviews the various contributions made to this volume and interventions offered at the conference held at the British Academy in May 2009. Reflecting on how theory has been and could be put into practice, it recognises that current trends towards globalisation and the recent economic crisis have forced us ‘to be cognisant of growing (a...
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This book examines the multi-faceted ways in which labour standards can play a role in the achievement of development. A variety of critical perspectives are presented here, with contributions from a number of different disciplines, including law, politics, and economics. The book begins by considering potential theoretical connections between work...
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The Financial Crisis and Developing Countries discusses and analyses regional and country specific impacts of the financial crisis in emerging markets and developing countries, covering all continents. Using heterodox and mainstream methodologies, the book develops a multidisciplinary perspective on the crisis phenomenon as it examines how the cris...
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The current wave of globalization has profound labour market effects, accentuated, in many cases, by the current financial and economic crisis. This paper reviews general labour market trends and country examples, arguing that the current globalization process makes labour’s position more precarious, a trend magnified by the current crisis. This is...
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This article deals the issue of global economic crisis and its strong impact on the population. Shows concern for the effects of the crisis, mainly through increases in unemployment, which generates greater social inequality as people are forced to work informally, a fact that goes against labor stability and human development. Through a look at th...
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This article discusses growing inequalities in the context of employment and labour market policies and how the latter can contribute to lowering inequalities. It discusses what is meant by income inequality, why it is remains important to focus on income inequality, which measures of income inequality are relevant and how we have arrived at growin...
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The effects of trade and trade liberalisation on the social determinants of health are not well known. Here, we outline a conceptual framework of links between trade liberalisation and health outcomes, and review existing evidence for these by focusing on four key factors: income, inequality, economic insecurity, and unhealthy diets. Even though tr...
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2**Directeur, Secrétariat technique de la Commission mondiale sur la dimension sociale de la mondialisation établie par l'OIT. Courriel: hoeven@ilo.org
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Abstract : External financial liberalization has led to a su rge in international capital flows since the early 1990s. While the direct growth benefits of financial openn ess are unclear, it has led developing countries to engage in costly reserve accumulation,on an unprecedented,sca le. Although this offers some,protection against fi nancial crise...
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External financial liberalization has led to a surge in international capital flows since the early 1990s. While the direct growth benefits of financial openness are unclear, it has led developing countries to engage in costly reserve accumulation on an unprecedented scale. Although this offers some protection against financial crises, many develop...
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After having briefly reviewed the recent experiences with trade liberalization the paper argues that the effects of financial liberalization on employment and incomes often carry great disturbances for eco- nomic and social development. Therefore, financial liberalization warrants at least as much attention as trade liberalization. The paper weight...
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Recent development literature has placed priority on poverty reduction, and on possible growth enhancement from a more equal distribution of assets and income. At the same time, empirical work consistently shows that economic growth is no more than distribution neutral. In that context, this paper explores the relationship among growth, inequality...
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One of the worldwide goals is to make globalization a fairer and more suitable process for all. Therefore, this paper provides an analysis of the literature encompassing globalization so as to ultimately get a better understanding on how to attain this goal. The authors separate globalization in two categories: the first contains factors such as tr...
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The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. It has been, and remains, one of the most controversial topics. Indeed, very few of the other core areas in development economics can compare with the shifts, reversals, and reaffirmations of views that have characterized the analysis of the interac...
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Looks at some of the labour market outcomes of recent economic reforms. The extent to which labour market institutions affect the relationship between reform policies and income inequality remains controversial. Some see labour market institutions as a hindrance to more efficient development and growth, while others argue that without proper labour...
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La globalización impregna tantos ámbitos interrelacionados que es difícil aprehender todos sus efectos. Los autores pasan revista a más de ciento veinte estudios sobre las consecuencias de este fenómeno en los salarios, los impuestos, la pobreza, la desigualdad, la inseguridad socioeconómica, el trabajo infantil, la situación de la mujer y las migr...
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The adjustment experiences of the 1980s and the adjustment and liberalisation experiences in the 1990s have led to renewed attention being paid to poverty and inequality in debates about economic development. Inequality was a topical issue in the 1970s when major attention was given to it by scholars and international organisations such as ECLA and...
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In the late 1990s the bilateral and multilateral development agencies placed increasing emphasis on poverty reduction in developing countries. This led to the establishment by the United Nations of the ‘International Development Targets’ for poverty reduction. The target of poverty reduction might be achieved through faster economic growth alone, t...
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This paper shows that increases in the minimum wage rate can have ambiguous effects on the working hours and welfare of employed workers in competitive labor markets. The reason is that employers may not comply with the minimum wage legislation and instead pay a lower subminimum wage rate. If workers are risk neutral, we prove that working hours an...
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This analysis argues for a system of global economic, social and political governance in which development aid is part of wider global redistributive mechanisms to foster social progress and development in the twenty-first century. The study provides two arguments in favour of setting up a new system of global governance, and the role of aid in suc...
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The economic reform policies in the 1980s and 1990s under the so-called Washington Consensus have recently led to growing concern for inequality. This article looks at some of the labour market outcomes of the economic reform policies in terms of inequality. The paper argues that labour market policies, regulations and institutions have at least th...
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This paper explores theoretically and empirically the effects of monetary policy and inflation on income inequality in developed economies. The few empirical studies touching on this issue have given conflicting answers, and the impact on inequality remains puzzling. In an attempt to solve this puzzle we argue that the effects of monetary policy an...
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This paper looks at some of the labour market outcomes of the economic reform policies in terms of inequality. The paper argues that labour market policies, regulations and institutions have at least three goals, improving allocative efficiency, improving dynamic efficiency and improving or maintaining a sense of equity and social justice among lab...
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Sahn and others at Cornell have conducted a major research program on the impact of adjustment policies on the poor in Africa, making use of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. Their work was summarized in World Development April 1996. They concluded that adjustment policies have not hurt and may have helped the poor. This paper shows that...
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Most African countries have inherited rather import-dependent economies. In colonial times, this might have been the result of political dependency; after independence a substantial proportion of GDP continued to be earmarked for imports (albeit of a different sort), because the countries were small, had very low GDPs, and needed to build economic...
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During the 1980s most developing countries experienced sharp declines in manufacturing output and real wages, whilst their manufacturing sectors were supposedly ‘restructured’ or made more competitive by having to confront market forces. This article examines the extent to which macroeconomic adjustment and industrial restructuring policies succeed...
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In this chapter, we shall focus on social development in Latin America during the period 1980–90, in which most Latin American countries applied adjustment policies. In assessing social development, we shall use so-called social outcome indicators such as poverty, health status, education levels and employment status; process indicators which are t...
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In this final chapter, we provide a general account of the discussion and highlights of the workshop. Some of the major issues covered are organised under four broad themes: the need for better poverty indicators; priority guidelines for the development of poverty indicators; sustainable systems for poverty monitoring; international action for anti...
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Recent years have seen an increasing demand for statistics which would give a better indication of poverty. Such demands were often a reaction to the stagnant economic situation in which many countries in Africa and Latin America found themselves in the mid-1980s, as a result of both external factors and internal policy stances. Adjustment policies...
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This volume assembles the major papers discussed at an international workshop on poverty monitoring to evaluate poverty indicators and poverty monitoring systems. It aims to focus more attention on poverty issues and improve policies for alleviating poverty.
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Substantial agreement exists on the long-term development objectives of Africa south of the Sahara. This consensus is probably best reflected by the deliberations of the African heads of state enshrined in the Lagos Plan of Action of April 1980 (OAU, 1980). According to the Plan, long-term development policies in Africa should aim at: Reducing mass...
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The revival of supply is one of the first challenges any development package must face in Africa. However, markets, institutions and interactions among social groups should be organised in such a way that the supply of goods and services caters directly or indirectly for the needs, especially the basic needs, of the region’s population. The alterna...
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At independence most sub-Saharan African countries inherited import-dependent economies. Because of rather shallow levels of GDP, as well as the small size of most of the economies, the need in these countries to build up strong economic and social infrastructure dictated in most cases the continuation of past policies, thus requiring that imports...
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While the design of adjustment policies in the latter part of the 1980s has generally shown greater attention to their impact on growth and social implications, this book argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still incongruent with long-term development in Africa. It goes on to discuss a development strategy which could lead to a muc...
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This paper describes the extent to which the policy recommendations of “Adjustment with a Human Face” have been accepted. The concept has been accepted in principle, but large gaps remain in actual implementation. Some policy recommendations, such as the need for compensatory programs, have been more fully accepted and implemented than others, such...
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The paper outlines the main problems caused by the external debt overhang, with particular emphasis on the two most vulnerable regions, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. It makes specific policy proposals for attempting to overcome this problem, and finishes with suggestions about actions that UNICEF could undertake in this field. -Authors
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The article examines some long-term trends in output, employment and earnings in manufacturing. It documents and explains the rapid pace of industrialisation during the 1950s and 1960s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, however, that process was interrupted in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. It is especially in these two continents that empl...
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Many developing countries have been forced to adopt stabilisation policies to cope with a series of external shocks which have adversely affected various macro-economic indicators, including employment and income levels. Most of the policies have been applied too abruptly to take into account the specific circumstances of the countries concerned an...
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Basic needs should be seen as an organizing concept in examining development problems. Chapter 1 considers what a basic needs approach is, how it could be implemented and what its international aspects are: Chapter 2 examines economic theory and its relevance for understanding a basic needs approach. Concludes that the concept of basic needs falls...
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Reports on work done in Brazil, India, Kenya and Colombia to specify broad policy alternatives for future development strategies. Describes the application of a quantified systems approach to various scenarios in order to show how a large number of interacting policies can be analysed in terms of their contribution to meeting basic needs between 19...
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This article summarizes the results of a socioeconomic model of basic needs that was applied to four countries—Brazil, Colombia, India, and Kenya. A modeling approach was thought necessary in order to make more precise the concept of basic needs. Although the work has not been entirely successful in doing that, from the policy experiment attempted,...
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A simple closed system, one product mathematical model of an economy is described; its aim is to help discussions of the effects of technological change on employment and related issues like income distribution. The main conclusion of the mathematical exercise based on the model is that an introduction of new technologies, in order to have positive...

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Understanding the cross-sectoral policies of promoting well-being in developing countries and emerging economies, their historical drivers, and congruence with economic policies
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For the last 15 years I have been tracking how international development cooperation evolves. This includes analysis of China's 'aid', trying to understand its origins and motivations, and how this differs from that of old donors.