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Welfare economics books

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Recently Published

New Private Sector Providers in the Welfare State by Jonas Pieper New Private Sector Providers in the Welfare State

This book provides a study of the rise of private sector providers in the welfare state. It compares for-profit firms as providers of hospital services and pensions and investigates the new private actors in social policy provision, whether they become...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

Paying for the welfare state in the 21st century Tax and spending in post-industrial societies by Sally Ruane Paying for the welfare state in the 21st century Tax and spending in post-industrial societies

Amid urgent debates around the function of welfare in the post-industrial 21st Century, and how we pay for it, David Byrne and Sally Ruane deploy the concepts and analytical tools of Marxist political economy to better understand recent developments, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

The First Serious Optimist A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics by Ian Kumekawa The First Serious Optimist A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

A groundbreaking intellectual biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential economistsThe First Serious Optimist is an intellectual biography of the British economist A. C. Pigou (1877-1959), a founder of welfare economics and one of the twentieth century's most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State by Maria Petmesidou Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State

Southern Europe has been hit hard by the global economic crisis and, as such, their welfare states have come under acute strain. Unmet need has sharply increased while significant welfare reforms and deep social spending cuts have been prominent in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Efficiency of Social Sector Expenditure in India by Brijesh C. Purohit Efficiency of Social Sector Expenditure in India

Government investments in social sector has always played an important role in tackling social issues and facilitated in the alleviation of poverty. Hence, budgetary expenditure to be mobilized for such investments needs to be efficiently allocated and utilized to maximize...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/04/2017

Collective Choice and Social Welfare An Expanded Edition by Amartya, FBA Sen Collective Choice and Social Welfare An Expanded Edition
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A classic since 1970, this study has been recognized for its groundbreaking role in integrating economics and ethics, and for its influence in opening up new areas of research in social choice. This expanded edition preserves the text of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2017

Quiet Revolution in Welfare Economics by Michael Albert, Robin Hahnel Quiet Revolution in Welfare Economics
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This ambitious work presents a critique of traditional welfare theory and proposes a new approach to it. Radical economists Robin Hahnel and Michael Albert argue that an improved theory of social welfare can consolidate and extend recent advances in microeconomic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2017

Quiet Revolution in Welfare Economics by Michael Albert, Robin Hahnel Quiet Revolution in Welfare Economics
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This ambitious work presents a critique of traditional welfare theory and proposes a new approach to it. Radical economists Robin Hahnel and Michael Albert argue that an improved theory of social welfare can consolidate and extend recent advances in microeconomic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2017

Coming Soon

Research on Economic Inequality by Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay Research on Economic Inequality

This volume presents ten chapters that discuss the economics of poverty, inequality and welfare. They address how we measure poverty, inequality and welfare and how we use such measurements to devise policies to deliver social mobility. They consider both theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Welfare State Transformations and Inequality in OECD Countries by Melike Wulfgramm Welfare State Transformations and Inequality in OECD Countries

This book analyzes how recent welfare state transformations across advanced democracies have shaped social and economic disparities. The authors observe a trend from a compensatory paradigm towards supply oriented social policy, and investigate how this phenomenon is linked to distributional...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/03/2017

Collective Choice and Social Welfare Expanded Edition by Amartya, FBA Sen Collective Choice and Social Welfare Expanded Edition
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Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen's first great book, now reissued in a fully revised and expanded second edition'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2017

Inequality after the 20th Century Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ Meeting by John A. Bishop Inequality after the 20th Century Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ Meeting

Volume 24 offers fresh theoretical and methodological insights into the key issues in the field of economic inequality.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2016

The Politics of Work-Family Policy Reforms in Germany and Italy by Agnes (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany.) Blome The Politics of Work-Family Policy Reforms in Germany and Italy
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One of the fundamental challenges facing modern welfare states is the question of work-family reconciliation. An increasing share of mothers work, but many European welfare states do not adequately support the dual-earner model, especially in southern Europe. After 2005, German...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2016

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I by Robert A. Moffitt Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I

Few government programs in the United States are as controversial as those designed to help the poor. From tax credits to medical assistance, the size and structure of the American safety net is an issue of constant debate. These two...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2016

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II by Robert A. Moffitt Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Few government programs in the United States are as controversial as those designed to help the poor. From tax credits to medical assistance, the size and structure of the American safety net is an issue of constant debate. These two...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2016

Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries Analytical and Comparative Perspectives by Wiemer Salverda Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

This book uses a combination of comparative analysis and in-depth examination of the experience of 30 countries over the past 30 years, to see whether inequality in incomes, wealth, and education has been widening. It shows how these inequalities are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2016

Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries Thirty Countries' Experiences by Brian Nolan Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries Thirty Countries' Experiences

This book addresses key questions about whether inequality in incomes, wealth, and education have been widening in a consistent fashion across 30 rich nations, and whether this is exacerbating social problems and undermining the healthy functioning of democratic processes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2016

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