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Economic Reform, Social Welfare, and Instability: Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia 1983-2004

Harrigan, Jane and El-Said, Hemed (2014) 'Economic Reform, Social Welfare, and Instability: Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia 1983-2004.' MIddle East Journal, 68 (1). pp. 99-121.

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Abstract

This article fills an important gap in the literature by exploring the trends in social welfare in four MENA countries that have undertaken extensive economic liberalization programs under the auspices of the IMF and the World Bank — namely, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. Studying the experiences of these countries provides an opportunity to enhance the understanding of the link between economic reforms, the level of social welfare provision, and political stability.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: MENA, IMF, World Bank, Islamic welfare, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISSN: 00263141
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1353/mej.2014.0017
Depositing User: Jane Harrigan
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 11:07
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21833

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