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Economics of the Welfare State

by Nicholas Barr

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ISBN: 9780198748588
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The sixth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and, in particular, cash benefits, the health service, and education.
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  • Paperback
    $98.33
ISBN: 9780198748588
ANNOTATION:
The sixth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and, in particular, cash benefits, the health service, and education.

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The sixth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and, in particular, cash benefits, the health service, and education.

Publisher Description

The sixth edition of this successful textbook discusses elements of the welfare system, including cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state does not exist just to help the underprivileged, but also offers efficiencies in areas where the private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all.Suitable for both economics students and students on related disciplines, this book places the content within a theoretical framework, and uses learning features to engage students with the discussion. Each chapter is concluded with a summary of the key points and an appendix, which provides a non-technical summary for students with no previous exposure to economics. Worked examples from around the world facilitate the comparison of global welfare issues, while diagrams allow readers to visualize concepts. The author ends each chapter with 'questions for further discussion' which could be prepared to structure seminars or to independently test understanding, while an annotated list of further reading suggestions guides additional research. This book is accompanied by the following online resources.For students:- Web links- Further readingFor lecturers:- PowerPoint slides

Author Biography

Nicholas Barr is Professor of Public Economics at the European Institute, the London School of Economics, UK.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Concepts 1: Introduction 2: Political theory 3: Economic theory 4: Insurance 5: Distribution Part 2: Cash Benefits 6: Social insurance 7: Pensions 8: Poverty relief Part 3: Benefits in Kind 9: Health 10: Education 11: Higher education Part 4: Epilogue 12: Conclusion

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The sixth edition of this successful textbook discusses elements of the welfare system, including cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state does not exist just to help the underprivileged, but also offers efficiencies in areas where the private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all.Suitable for both economics students and students on related disciplines, this book places the content within a theoretical framework, and uses learning features to engage students with the discussion. Each chapter is concluded with a summary of the key points and an appendix, which provides a non-technical summary for students with no previous exposure to economics. Worked examples from around the world facilitate the comparison of global welfare issues, while diagrams allow readers tovisualize concepts. The author ends each chapter with 'questions for further discussion' which could be prepared to structure seminars or to independently test understanding, while an annotated list of further reading suggestions guides additional research. This book is accompanied by the following online resources.For students:- Web links- Further readingFor lecturers:- PowerPoint slides

Product Details

Author
Nicholas Barr
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0198748582
ISBN-13
9780198748588
Edition
6th
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
424
Publication Date
2020-02-06
Language
English
Audience
College/Higher Education