Autor: Nicholas Barr
ISBN-13: 9780199297818
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 412
Gewicht: 738 g
Format: 246x189x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Thís 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.
Part 1: Concepts; 1 Introduction; 2 Political theory: Social justice and the state; 3 Economic theory 1: State intervention; 4 Economic theory 2: Insurance; 5 Problems of definition and measurement; Part 2: Cash benefits; 6 Insurance: Unemployment, sickness, and disability; 7 Consumption smoothing: Old age pensions; 8 Poverty relief; 9 Strategies for reform; Part 3: Benefits in kind; 10 Health and health care; 11 School education; 12 Higher education; Part 4: Epilogue; 13 Conclusion
The fifth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system, in particular, cash benefits, health care and education. The text argues that the welfare state does not exist only to help the underprivileged, but also for reasons of efficiency, in areas where private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all.Suitable for economics students and for students on related disciplines such as social policy and political economy, this book is accessible and contains a non-technical appendix to each of the theory chapters, diagrams, additional readings, worked examples and end of chapter discussions.Online Resource CentreFor students:- Web links- Further reading- Links to related Oxford Scholarship Online titlesFor lecturers:- PowerPoint slides - these have been expanded for the fifth edition

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Autor: Nicholas Barr
ISBN-13 :: 9780199297818
ISBN: 0199297819
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2012
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 738g
Seiten: 412
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 12005, 5th edition
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 246x189x27 mm, Illustrations