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Introduction

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 2002, the British government announced the establishment of a Pensions Commission to assess the state of the country's pension system. In its first report, the Commission confirmed that the ... More


The Rise of the Market Reform Movement

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the ideational and political movements advocating market-based forms of delegated governance since the 1970s. In part, the embrace of marketizing reforms reflected the ... More


Migrants and their money: Surviving financial exclusion

Kavita Datta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428431
eISBN:
9781447307549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428431.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This original and topical book tells the untold stories of migrants' experiences of, and responses to, financial exclusion in London. Breaking important new ground, it offers an insight into ... More


“The Charles Keating of Florida”

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter tests the narrative of Stan Strachan’s journalistic independence by examining how National Thrift News covered one of Strachan’s friends, David Paul, owner of the CenTrust Savings and ... More


Coping with savings and credit exclusion: alternative practices of reciprocity and trust

Kavita Datta

in Migrants and their money: Surviving financial exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428431
eISBN:
9781447307549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428431.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter Five considers the migrants who deploy a range of individual and group-based informal financial practices relating to saving, borrowing and lending. These alternative practices include ... More


Why Family Savings and Investing in Children Matter to the Economy

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Enhancing and protecting the family’s investment in children is central to China’s long-term economic vitality and growth and to rebalancing its economy away from investment and towards consumption. ... More


Education Savings Incentives and Household Saving: Evidence from the 2000 TIAA-CREF Survey of Participant Finances

Jennifer Ma

in College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355351
eISBN:
9780226355375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The introduction of education savings programs is only one of the government's interventions in the capital market for higher education investments. Using wealth data from a survey of TIAA-CREF ... More


Wealth and Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

John Hills and Howard Glennerster

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

In the final chapter we draw out some of the implications of the picture we paint in the rest of the book for the current – and possible future – policy debate. Wealth is large, very unequally ... More


Special Issues and Considerations

Gunnar Almgren

in Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter addresses a number of thorny issues having to do with segments of the national population that in one way or the other either 1) represent exceptions to the general case of American ... More


Background to Gender-and Sex-Based Harassment Law

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter describes the historical, legal, and theoretical foundations of the law governing gender- and sex-based harassment. It examines the United States Supreme Court case, Meritor Savings Bank ... More


Women and Children

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Women’s efforts to support the war generally received guidance from the Kentucky Division of the Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defense, headed by Louisvillian Sallie White Bruce. Bruce ... More


The Patchwork Mortgage Market in the 1920s

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the rapid expansion of the mortgage market during the 1920s and identifies the weaknesses built into it that created problems for lenders and borrowers during the 1930s. ... More


Mapping Freedom's Terrain: The Political and Productive Landscapes of Wilmington, North Carolina

Susan Eva O'Donovan

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Reconstruction, white conservatives in Wilmington, North Carolina, did not regain complete political control until the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898. This essay explains why African Americans in ... More


Financing later life: pensions, care, housing equity and the new politics of old age

Debora Price and Lynne Livsey

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In Chapter Four, Deborah Price and Lynne Livsey examine ‘the politics of old age’ in the contemporary UK setting. In particular, they analyse recent developments in the financing of later life, ... More


Changing financial landscapes: public policy responses to financial exclusion in the UK

Kavita Datta

in Migrants and their money: Surviving financial exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428431
eISBN:
9781447307549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428431.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter Two details the evolution of public policy responses to financial exclusion in the UK. Focusing particularly upon formal banking, savings, credit and financial literacy, it highlights the key ... More


Modjeska M. Simkins: December 15, 1960, Bill of Rights Dinner, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0017
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on December 5, 1899, in Columbia, South Carolina, Mary Modjeska Monteith Simkins was one of the organizers to work on the Clarendon County component of the 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board ... More


Philanthropic Endeavors, Saving Behavior, and Bourgeois Virtues

Richard Sutch

in Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429588
eISBN:
9780226429618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter concerns the origins of “saving” in the United States; saving in the modern sense of the word – setting aside a portion of current income to finance future consumption – not the ... More


Insulating middle-income households from economic insecurity: why savings matter, and how we can increase them

Joanna Smith-Ramani and Preeti Mehta

in The squeezed middle: The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447308942
eISBN:
9781447310822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Alongside housing, savings also provide an important cushion against economic shocks and a spur to economic opportunity. This chapter describes experiments, including child savings accounts, matching ... More


Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard: Implications for Health Insurance Markets

Mark V. Pauly

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter explores two key issues in the health insurance market: adverse selection and moral hazard. It first describes ideal insurance to serve as a benchmark for comparing insurance in the ... More


Stabilizing Russia’s Finances

Chris Miller

in Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469640662
eISBN:
9781469640679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640662.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The 2000s were boom years for energy, as prices skyrocketed and oil producers reaped windfall profits. Vladimir Putin’s Russia had its fair share of excess, yet what is more remarkable is how much ... More


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