How to Save the Underclass

How to Save the Underclass

by Marris Robin, Robin Marris
     
 
In this major book, Robin Marris finds that a slowdown in growth is the root cause, leading to a collapse in the labour market for unskilled men in particular. While the technological revolution and the globalization of trade are both desirable in themselves, they have interacted with the growth slowdown to make the problem more serious.

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In this major book, Robin Marris finds that a slowdown in growth is the root cause, leading to a collapse in the labour market for unskilled men in particular. While the technological revolution and the globalization of trade are both desirable in themselves, they have interacted with the growth slowdown to make the problem more serious.

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Booknews
Marris (economics, London U.) deploys statistical and sociological data to argue the merits of prioritizing national and international growth as a means to solve the pressing issues of the emerging underclass. The author traces growth slowdown as the root cause of a collapse in the labor market for unskilled workers, dissects fashionable solutions such as "tightening up" welfare benefits as a real benefit to only those who are already well off, and outlines a program of growth by mixing micro and macro economic policies, or, he argues, nations must learn to live with the expensive welfare state. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312162085
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.94(d)

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