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Wealth and the Wealthy: Exploring and Tackling Inequalities Between Rich and Poor

Karen Rowlingson and Stephen McKay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847423085
eISBN:
9781447305620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423085.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There is relatively little research into wealth and the wealthy, despite increasing academic, policy and public interest in the growing gap between rich and poor, and the personal assets of the ... More


Towards a comprehensive policy on assets

Karen Rowlingson and Stephen Mckay

in Wealth and the Wealthy: Exploring and Tackling Inequalities Between Rich and Poor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847423085
eISBN:
9781447305620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423085.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Having provided empirical evidence on wealth and the wealthy, the last two chapters of the book review the policy implications of recent trends in this field. This chapter calls for a fundamental ... More


Towards asset-based welfare states

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the UK, the Beveridge-inspired welfare state began to break down in the 1970s under the impact of globalization and was partially replaced with a ‘competition state’, or at least a model that ... More


A Demogrant

Julian Le Grand

in Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266999
eISBN:
9780191600869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266999.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Discusses an idea for turning pawns into queens of which the author was an initiator: the idea of a universal stakeholder or demogrant to every young adult. A similar idea has been termed ... More


Social security and welfare reform

Stephen McKay and Karen Rowlingson

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews New Labour's social security and welfare reform policies. Blair achieved a ‘paradigm shift’ by putting ‘poverty’ back on the policy agenda. His pledge to eradicate child poverty ... More


The Fourth Retirement Pillar in Rich Countries

Bruce Bradbury

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Does home ownership cushion against retirement risks or does it distort consumption patterns and fail to improve the non-housing consumption of the elderly? Is it associated with more or less ... More


Public Policy, Wealth, and Assets: A Complex and Inconsistent Story

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/9780199678303.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

The ways in which tax and social policies treat wealth-holding are both complex and inconsistent. This chapter examines the current position in detail. We look at the way the tax system treats saving ... 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


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