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The Resource Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference, Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser

Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference, Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser

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Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference
Title
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe
Title remainder
a world of difference
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser
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Language
eng
Summary
"Based on careful and systematic analysis of national data, the authors describe just how much America and Europe differ in their level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. Discussing various possible economic explanations for the difference, they cover different levels of pre-tax income, openness, and social mobility; they survey politico-historical differences such as the varying physical size of nations, their electoral and legal systems, and the character of their political parties, as well as their experiences of war; and they examine sociological explanations, which include different attitudes to the poor and notions of social responsibility. Most importantly, they address attitudes to race, calculating that attitudes to race explain half the observed difference in levels of public redistribution of income." "This analysis will captivate academic and serious lay readers in economics and welfare systems."--BOOK JACKET
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Alesina, Alberto
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Glaeser, Edward L.
Series statement
Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
Label
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference, Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-234) and indexes
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Origin of Political Institutions
  • 6.
  • Race and Redistribution
  • 7.
  • The Ideology of Redistribution
  • 8.
  • Conclusions
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Redistribution in the United States and Europe: The Data
  • 3.
  • Economic Explanations
  • 4.
  • Political Institutions and Redistribution
Control code
8301187
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780199267668
Lccn
2004274867
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55005121
  • (DLC) 2004274867
  • (Uk)gb A40Y7355
  • (BNAtoc)B2703000
Label
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference, Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-234) and indexes
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Origin of Political Institutions
  • 6.
  • Race and Redistribution
  • 7.
  • The Ideology of Redistribution
  • 8.
  • Conclusions
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Redistribution in the United States and Europe: The Data
  • 3.
  • Economic Explanations
  • 4.
  • Political Institutions and Redistribution
Control code
8301187
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780199267668
Lccn
2004274867
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55005121
  • (DLC) 2004274867
  • (Uk)gb A40Y7355
  • (BNAtoc)B2703000

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