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Middle-income groups in Kenya : Conflicting realities between upward mobility and uncertainty

Neubert, Dieter

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 1, no. 4, p. Article: 1.4

For more than a decade scholars mostly from economy and development studies have described the rise of a newly emerging ‘middle class’ in the Global South including Africa. This has led to a ‘middle class narrative’ with the ‘middle class’ as the backbone of economic and democratic development. Especially with regard to the stability of the position of the people in the ‘middle’,...

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Editorial - Erosion of the Middle Class?

Budowski, Monica ; Schief, Sebastian

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.1

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Health and Old Age in Latin America and Africa : Introdution to the Issue

Künzler, Daniel

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.1

The remarkable dynamism of government welfare provision in Africa and in Latin America and the Caribbean is embedded in a broader context. As a legacy of the colonial past, social protection for old age and health care was generally the privilege of the rather small group of formal sector workers. French colonialism emphasized an active role of the state in social protection and had a quite...