Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs. Liberal America / Edition 1

Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs. Liberal America / Edition 1

by Jonas Pontusson
     
 

What are the relative merits of the American and European socioeconomic systems? Long-standing debates have heated up in recent years with the expansion of the European Union and increasingly sharp political and cultural differences between the United...See more details below

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What are the relative merits of the American and European socioeconomic systems? Long-standing debates have heated up in recent years with the expansion of the European Union and increasingly sharp political and cultural differences between the United...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489709
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,131,502
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Rethinking the trade-off between growth and equality1
2Varieties of capitalism15
3Income distribution and labor markets32
4Employment performance67
5Macro-economic management and wage bargaining95
6Participation, security, mobility, and skills114
7Welfare states, redistribution, and economic growth142
8Welfare states in retrenchment182
9Direction for progressive reform204

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