The Welfare State As Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

The Welfare State As Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

4.1 7
by Nicholas A. Barr, N. A. Barr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199246599

ISBN-13: 9780199246595

Pub. Date: 07/26/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Barr contends that the welfare state exists for reasons besides poverty relief, reasons arising out of pervasive problems of imperfect information, risk and uncertainty. As a result, he argues, the welfare state is here to stay, since 21st century developments don't address these additional reasons.
 See more details below

Overview

Barr contends that the welfare state exists for reasons besides poverty relief, reasons arising out of pervasive problems of imperfect information, risk and uncertainty. As a result, he argues, the welfare state is here to stay, since 21st century developments don't address these additional reasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199246595
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part 1 Economic theory
2. Theory
Part 2 Insurance
3. The mirage of private unemployment insurance
4. Problems with medical insurance
5. Twenty-first century insurance issues
Part 3 Pensions
6. The economics of pensions
7. Misleading guides to pension design
8. Pension design: the options
9. Twenty-first century pensions issues
Part 4 Education
10. Core issues in the economics of education
11. Information problems
12. Designing student loans
13. Financing higher education: the options
14. Twenty-first century education issues
Part 5 The welfare state in a changing world
15. The welfare state in post-communist countries
16. The welfare state in a changing world

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >