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Reducing inequalities and strengthening social cohesion through inclusive growth: a roadmap for action

Romina Boarini / Orsetta Causa / Marc Fleurbaey /Gianluca Grimalda / and Ingrid Woolard (2018)

Key facts

Journal/Publisher
Economics e-Journal
Type of publication
Journal article
Elements of social cohesion
Identity/feeling of belonging
Participation
Solidarity
Cooperation
Tolerance
Geographical focus
Empirical
Main thematic areas
Economic development
Inequality

Summary

The authors propose a policy compact to achieve more inclusive growth in G20 countries so that economic growth regains the ultimate sense of improving all people’s lives. Guiding principles are: 1) prosperity is not just about income but about all relevant outcomes of well-being and capabilities to overcome the initial social disadvantage; 2) it is also about including people in participatory decision-making to enhance their dignity and control over their lives; 3) excluding people from reaping the benefits of growth will thwart social cohesion and well-being; 4) integrated policy approaches are needed to achieve inclusive growth, across policy domains and between national and global actions, including responsible management of migratory movements. Concrete policy actions are described that span education, labor, fiscal instruments, public and private governance.

Publication_2018_Romina Boarini / Orsetta Causa / Marc Fleurbaey /Gianluca Grimalda / and Ingrid Woolard

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