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World Social Situation in the 1990s

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: March 1995
  • Page count: 319
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 94.IV.4

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A comprehensive study that provides the reader with a real understanding of the social forces which have been shaping the world over the last decade. It points out emerging situations and discusses a variety of policies responding to these situations. Presented in three parts, part one discusses income distribution and inequality, employment and poverty. Part two takes a look at human development, basic needs and social services. The emphasis in part three is on emerging social issues and dilemmas, with an analysis of ethnic conflicts and national disintegration. The concluding chapter discusses the profound importance of the new technological advances in electronics, biotechnology and material sciences.