Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or Leader?

Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or Leader?

by Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater, Timothy Smeeding
     
 

ISBN-10: 019957930X

ISBN-13: 9780199579303

Pub. Date: 04/05/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations, and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere.  See more details below

Overview

This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations, and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199579303
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Why All Rich Nations Have Large Welfare States
3. The Size, Nature, And Universality of Welfare State Transfers
4. How Welfare State Programs Redistribute Income, Reduce Poverty and Inequality, Build and Sustain Human Capital, and Promote Opportunity
5. A Short American Centric History of Welfare State Programs and Outcomes
6. Explaining American Exceptionalism: Laggard in Public Relief and Social Insurance: Leader in Education
7. Explaining Us Divergence in Last Quarter of 20th Century: The Long Swing Right
8. The Future of the American Welfare State

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