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The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Nicholas Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book applies economic theory to the welfare state. Its core message is that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty and redistribute income and wealth (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) ... More


Financing Higher Education:: Mobility, Quality, and Access

Nicholas Barr

in The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028172
eISBN:
9780262326018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter provides an extensive theoretical discussion of an issue already raised in Chapter 6: higher education financing through income-contingent loans. It argues that loans with ... More


Implementing Successful Remedies: A Model for Constitutional Compliance

in Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226706191
eISBN:
9780226706184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter proposes a “successful-remedies model” that calls for courts to outline in general, principled terms the expectation that the legislative branch as well as the executive branch will ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter introduces the core arguments of the book: that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) but also to provide insurance and consumption smoothing ... More


Financing Migrant Child Education

Jing Guo

in Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes China’s approach to the problem of migrant child education in the context of large internal migration and education finance, reviews major migrant child education policies from ... More


Conceptualising and enforcing the right to quality education for minorities and disadvantaged groups: reflections on the Campaign for Fiscal Equity litigation

Helen Taylor

in Human Rights and Equality in Education: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447337638
eISBN:
9781447337676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines how the focus on ensuring quality education for all can strengthen both the conceptualisation and enforcement of the right to education for minorities and disadvantaged groups, ... More


Revision of National Policy on Education, 1986

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the process of revising NPE, 1986, and offers an insightful account of the manner in which the Education Secretary Anil Bordia protected NPE, 1986, from the onslaught of the ... More


The State Courts' Active New Role

in Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226706191
eISBN:
9780226706184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

As the Supreme Court's insistence on effective remedies in school desegregation cases began to flag in the 1970s, civil rights advocates initiated new legal challenges in state courts to the systems ... More


Milton Friedman and the Finance of Higher Education

Nicholas Barr

in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198704324
eISBN:
9780191773761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704324.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In 1945, Friedman and Kuznets posed the puzzle that the return to investment in human capital was higher than to physical capital. They hypothesized a distortion causing underinvestment in human ... More


New Lamps for Old

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter chronicles the revision of the National Policy on Education, 1986, and the emphasis the revised policy laid on the achievement of essential levels of learning. It also describes the ... More


Revision of Programme of Action, 1986

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the process and outcome of the revision of POA. The revision of POA had two objectives: first, spelling out the roadmap and a timeline for implementation of the revised policy ... More


History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book chronicles the history of education policymaking in India. The focus of the book is on the period from 1964 when the landmark Kothari Commission was constituted; however, to put the policy ... More


Where Does College and University Funding Come From? Where Does It Go?

James W. Dean Jr. and Deborah Y. Clarke

in The Insider's Guide to Working with Universities: Practical Insights for Board Members, Businesspeople, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Alumni, Parents, and Administrators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653419
eISBN:
9781469653433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653419.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

It’s important to understand the finances of colleges and universities, budgeting, and sources and uses of funding. Costs at colleges and universities are increasing for a variety of reasons. Some ... More


Setting the Problem: The Deep Roots and Long Shadows of A Nation at Risk

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

Developments in the 1960s and 1970s brought schools under fire, but the modern American school reform movement began with the release of the famous A Nation at Risk ... More


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