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Economics of the welfare state

  • ISBN: 9780199264971
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. None
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 25 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 408
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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Resumen

The new fourth edition of this successful textbook covers the different parts of the welfare system and includes detailed discussion of cash benefits, the health service, and education. The text argues that the welfare state exists not just to help the underprivileged, but also for reasons of efficiency, operating in areas where private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all. The book is fully updated and enhanced throughout by the use of student learning aids. INDICE Part One: Concepts 1 Introduction 2 The Historical Background 3 Political Theory: Social Justice 4 Economic Theory 1: Social Justice and the State 5 Economic Theory 2: Insurance 6 Problems of Definition and Measurement Part 2: Cash Benefits 7 Financing the Welfare State 8 Insurance: Unemployment, Sickness and Disability 9 Consumption Smoothing: Old Age Pensions 10 Poverty Relief and Family Support 11 Strategies for Reform Part 3: Benefits in Kind 12 Health and Health Care 13 Education 1: Primary and Secondary Education 14 Education 2: Tertiary Education Part 4: Epilogue 15 Conclusion

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