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Public Finance

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents public finance statistics for OECD countries. It features tables on taxes, social security contributions, government final consumption, current disbursements and receipts, ... More


Texts

Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814745267
eISBN:
9780814771327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter catalogues the ostraka found at the Trimithis site, providing translations and commentary where possible in order to flesh out the minutiae of the day-to-day life of its former ... More


Social Support After a Partner’s Traumatic Injury: Situational, Relationship, and Individual Difference Predictors

Natalya C. Maisel, Amy J. Rauer, Grant N. Marshall, and Benjamin R. Karney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Intimate partners are a crucial source of support for survivors of traumatic injury, but partners may vary in the support they provide. When are partners most likely to provide support after a ... More


The Faltering of a Regional Economy

Tom Scott

in Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine 1450-1600

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206446
eISBN:
9780191677120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206446.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Strasbourg, the regional metropolis of the Upper Rhine, was severely shaken by the collapse in 1559 of the French financial consortium, the Grand Parti, in which its merchants had invested heavily. ... More


Trade and Transport

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the role of transport in trade. Beginning with the Eastern Desert, using the evidence of archives, it considers the nature and status of transporters, and the nature of their ... More


Coptic Legal Documents, with Special Reference to the Theban Area

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The number of Coptic documents seems to shrink sharply, and even more conspicuously. Legal documents, seen in a functional perspective, are writings whose principal aim is to record, and thus to ... More


. Business Interests, Conservative Think Tanks, and the Assault on Welfare

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter argues that the rise of a tightly integrated network of right-wing, or “ultra-conservative,” corporate-sponsored think tanks, starting in the late 1970s, played a crucial role in ... More


Historic Initiative, Limited by Design and Implementation: A National Overview of the Implementation of NREGA

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) was intended to provide employment to the rural poor of India through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) of 2005. The ... More


Accounts

Taylor C. Nelms

Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz (eds)

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Focusing on middle class Ecuadoreans, this chapter explores the paper ephemera and other accoutrements that surround cash payments: account books, receipts, cloth storage sacks, digital calculators, ... More


Receipts

Jane I. Guyer

Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz (eds)

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The author remembers examples from her childhood and her adult life of the collection, management and curation of paper receipts: in so-called cash railways, mechanical devices used to move cash and ... More


Treasury Finance during the Great Depression

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the impact of the Great Depression on Treasury tax receipts, federal expenditure policies, and Treasury indebtedness. The discussions cover Britain’s departure from the gold ... More


Fiscal and Moral Accountability

Kedron Thomas (ed.)

in Regulating Style: Intellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290969
eISBN:
9780520964860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290969.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The book’s analytical approach to material culture is foregrounded in Chapter 4, which focuses on the material technologies and techniques of business accounting and audit. The chapter explores a ... More


Bureaucratic Process at Deir el Medina

Christopher Eyre

in The Use of Documents in Pharaonic Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673896
eISBN:
9780191761478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673896.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The isolated village of Deir el Medina, home to the men who built the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, is the best documented single community from pharaonic Egypt. Documents record work management, ... More


The Written Word

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the role of the written word in provincial society through the experience of the auxilia. It begins with a particularly dramatic case study, an after action report on the ... More


The Birth of a Daily Planner

Molly McCarthy

in The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226033211
eISBN:
9780226033495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Robert Aitken's book Complete Annual Account Book and Calendar for the Pocket or Desk for 1773 which was published in 1772. The book contained the same planetary charts and ... More


Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing

Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine

in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter concerns the potential harm that teen childbearing imposes on the mother, the child, and potentially, to society more broadly. It highlights the fact that women who give birth as teens ... More


Food Prices and Food Price Volatility

Donald F. Larson

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines food prices from 1900 to 2015. Despite growing populations, rising incomes, new technologies, globalization, and the emergence of commodities as an asset class, no trends are ... More


The Impact of Fiscal Adjustments in Odisha*

Tapas K. Sen and Sarit Kumar Rout

in The Economy of Odisha: A Profile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464784
eISBN:
9780199086801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464784.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Odisha can boast of the maximum amount of fiscal adjustment during the mid-2000s among all Indian states in terms of reduction in budgetary deficit indicators. This chapter details the adjustment ... More


Taxation

Daniel Halliday

in Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality, and the Right to Bequeath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198803355
eISBN:
9780191841545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803355.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a limited attempt to grapple with certain philosophical questions about the design of an inheritance tax. These begin with the standard worry about tax avoidance (chiefly through a ... More


Leaves of Grass and Real Estate

Peter Riley

in Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry: Against Vocation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198836254
eISBN:
9780191878237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836254.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the period leading up to the publication of Leaves of Grass in 1855, revealing how Whitman financed his poetic output by successfully negotiating the unstable Brooklyn real ... More


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