Welfare economics

    The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life

    By Eli Cook

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    How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics...

    After Austerity

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    This book examines European welfare states, how and why they are changing, and how they are likely to develop.

    Children of Austerity

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    This volume examines the effects of the Great Recession on children living in the world's richest 11 countries.

    Arguments for Welfare: The Welfare State and Social Policy

    By Paul Spicker

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    This book is a concise explanation of what welfare is, and why it is important. With examples from the UK, Europe, North America and Australia the book explores how the principles of welfare are applied across the world.

    Uses of Social Investment

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    This volume provides the first study of the welfare state, under the new post-crisis austerity context and associated crisis management politics, to take stock of the limits and potential of social investment.

    Dimensions of Tax Design: The Mirrlees Review

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    Dimensions of Tax Design consists of a set of 13 commissioned studies which draw on the latest thinking in the key areas of tax design. The volume includes contributions from a high-profile group of international experts and younger researchers and is supplemented by expert commentaries to provide the widest range...

    Collective Choice and Social Welfare

    By Amartya Sen

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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 way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is...

    Welfare for the Wealthy

    By Christopher G. Faricy

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    This book examines how political party power influences public spending and private subsidies, and how these changes affect inequality.

    Welfare Trait

    By Adam Perkins

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    In support of his theory, Dr Perkins presents data showing that the welfare state can boost the number of children born into disadvantaged households, and that childhood disadvantage promotes the development of an employment-resistant personality profile, characterised by aggressive, antisocial and rule-breaking tendencies.

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