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Economics of the Welfare State / Edition 5
     

Economics of the Welfare State / Edition 5

by Nicholas Barr, Alex Lazarus-Priestly, Kirsten Shankland
 

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ISBN-10: 0199297819

ISBN-13: 9780199297818

Pub. Date: 05/04/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This new fourth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and in particular, cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state exists not just to help the underprivileged, but also for efficiency reasons, in areas where private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all.

Overview

This new fourth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and in particular, cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state exists not just to help the underprivileged, but also for efficiency reasons, in areas where private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all. The book is fully updated and will contain a number of student learning features.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199297818
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/04/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Concepts
1. Introduction
2. Political theory: Social justice and the state
3. Economic theory 1: State intervention
4. Economic theory 2: Insurance
5. Problems of definition and measurement
Part 2: Cash benefits
6. Insurance: Unemployment, sickness, and disability
7. Consumption smoothing: Old age pensions
8. Poverty relief
9. Strategies for reform
Part 3: Benefits in kind
10. Health and health care
11. School education
12. Higher education
Part 4: Epilogue
13. Conclusion

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