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Inequality and the State

John Hills

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Describes and analyses one of the biggest social changes in Britain since the Second World War: the dramatic widening of the income distribution since the end of the 1970s, the growth of poverty, and ... More


Conclusions: The Spending Pit or the Tax Pendulum?

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Looks at the policy dilemmas created by these pressures and constraints explored in Ch. 10 in the light of the evidence in the rest of the book. Highlights some parts of the evidence reviewed in ... More


Introduction

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Argues that the evidence and research presented in this book bear on questions that are at the centre of politics, not just in Britain, but in other industrialized countries. How society’s resources ... More


Income Inequality in the UK: Extent and Trends

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Describes the distribution of income and trends in it over time. Sets out what proportions of the population have incomes at different levels, and which groups are found towards its top and bottom. ... More


Poverty, Deprivation, and Exclusion

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Examines trends in poverty and in wider indicators of deprivation and social exclusion in the UK. Discusses different ways of measuring the extent of poverty. Presents trends in the numbers with low ... More


Social Spending and the Boundaries Between Public and Private Sectors

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Discusses social spending, its extent, and issues in the design of social security programmes, examining both public and private spending on areas that have traditionally come under the heading of ... More


Tax and Welfare

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Discusses tax policy and its relationship with social security. Sets out trends in taxation in the UK over the last 25 years, how these compare with those in other countries, and the relationship ... More


Distribution and Redistribution

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Suggests that discussion of either tax or spending in isolation can easily be misleading. Discusses the combined impact of tax and public spending on income distribution in the UK, analysing ... More


Introduction

Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

in Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199267668
eISBN:
9780191602153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267669.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the topics discussed in this volume, which seeks to find an answer to why Americans are less willing than Europeans to redistribute from the rich to ... More


Ambiguity

Jürgen Eichberger and David Kelsey

in The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199290420
eISBN:
9780191710506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Ambiguity refers to a decision situation under uncertainty where there is incomplete information about the likelihood of events. Different formal models of this notion have been developed with ... More


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