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The Expanding Social Safety Net

Casey B. Mulligan

in The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942213
eISBN:
9780199980772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942213.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Inflation-adjusted spending on means-tested subsidies has increased sharply since 2007, and most of the growth was due to changes in eligibility rules, and increases in subsidies per eligible person, ... More


Supply and Demand: Labor Market Consequences of Safety Net Expansions

Casey B. Mulligan

in The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942213
eISBN:
9780199980772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942213.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces one of the book's major conclusions by presenting a supply and demand model of the labor market that includes total factor productivity, population growth, wealth effects, ... More


The Impact of Adjustment-Related Social Funds on Income Distribution and Poverty

Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Sanjay G. Reddy

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Most poverty and income inequality has deep‐rooted causes that can be removed only by structural (and often slow) interventions, although it is now increasingly evident that structural adjustment, ... More


Economic Insecurity and Social Policy

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of economic insecurity. Economic insecurity can be defined as “the risk of economic loss faced by workers and households as they encounter the ... More


 A Decade of Reforms: The Indian Economy in the 1990s

J. Mohan Rao and Amitava Krishna Dutt

in External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195189322
eISBN:
9780199783823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189322.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines changes in the Indian economy in the 1990s and evaluates the diverse views about India's globalizing reforms. Section 2 examines the content of the reforms undertaken, clarifies ... More


Cross-Sectional Patterns of Employment and Hours Changes

Casey B. Mulligan

in The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942213
eISBN:
9780199980772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942213.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows that employment and hours changes 2007–10 were not uniform across demographic groups, but rather fell in amounts related to changes in log self-reliance rates. Self-reliance rate ... More


The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy

Casey B. Mulligan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942213
eISBN:
9780199980772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942213.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Beginning in 2007, major subsidies and regulations intended to help the poor and unemployed were changed in more than a dozen ways. Many of these changes were reasonable reactions to economic events, ... More


Canadian Child Welfare: Child Protection and the Status Quo 1

Karen J. Swift

in Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199793358
eISBN:
9780199895137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter argues that the basic direction of Canadian child welfare has not changed over the last decade from its focus on child protection, and that the service remains decidedly residual. ... More


Collective Risk Sharing: The Social Safety Net and Employment

Torben M. Andersen

in Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717102
eISBN:
9780191785740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717102.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter addresses the question of how the Nordic countries have been able to achieve both high incomes and an egalitarian distribution hereof. According to traditional reasoning ambitious ... More


The Antinomies of Privatization in Eastern Europe

Gernot Grabher and David Stark

in Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290209
eISBN:
9780191684791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290209.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Political Economy

This chapter asks why the rhetoric of privatization came to dominate the transition debate. It tries to unpack the different meanings contained within the term ‘privatization’. It also provides ... More


Selecting Priorities for Poverty Reduction and Human Development in Ethiopia

Arne Bigsten

in From Conflict to Recovery in Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261031
eISBN:
9780191698712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261031.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on setting priorities for poverty reduction in the context of Ethiopia and its very limited resources. It begins by discussing the macroeconomic situation and the pattern of ... More


Life Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism: Europe and China

Richard A. Easterlin

in Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723653
eISBN:
9780191790744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In China’s transition, per capita real output and consumption have multiplied more than fourfold in the past two decades, while in the European transition countries output and consumption have ... More


Social funds in sub-Saharan Africa: how effective for poverty reduction?

Nazneen Kanji

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The World Bank's prescriptions for economic reform have been widely criticised in the context of structural adjustment policies and the deepening economic crisis in Africa. This chapter examines the ... More


Urban poverty in China: incidence and policy responses1

Athar Hussain

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes new research on urban poverty in China, which has the largest population in the world. It sets out to answer two sets of questions. First, how many urban poor are there in ... More


Beyond Collective Bargaining: Modern Unions as Agents of Social Solidarity

Gillian Lester

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693610
eISBN:
9780191729744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Philosophy of Law

Trade unions in both North American and Europe have long embraced—at least rhetorically, but often manifestly—participation in the civic and political spheres as part of their mission. In recent ... More


The Sexist Safety Net: Free Enterprise as Feminist Principle

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Tea Party women’s attitudes about the size and scope of government and why such programs are bad for women. This chapter also considers whether Tea Party women in the mass ... More


Income Risk and the Benefits of Social Insurance: Evidence from Indonesia and the United States

Raj Chetty and Adam Looney

in Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386812
eISBN:
9780226387062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387062.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Social safety nets in developing countries are far smaller than in developed economies. In 1996, the average expenditure on social insurance as a fraction of GDP in countries with below-median per ... More


Eroding minimum income protection in the Nordic countries? Reassessing the Nordic model of social assistance

Susan Kuivalainen and Kenneth Nelson

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter compares trends in the means-tested minimum income schemes in the four Nordic countries with those in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK over two decades. The chapter challenges the ... More


The Conservative Vision and the Politics of Work and Welfare

Mari Miura

in Welfare through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451058
eISBN:
9780801465925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451058.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines why and how Japan developed a social protection system based on welfare through work. It traces the historical development of Japan's welfare through work system from its ... More


The Global and Local Origins of Homelessness in Los Angeles and Tokyo

Matthew D. Marr

in Better Must Come: Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453380
eISBN:
9780801455544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453380.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explains how trends associated with globalization have transformed and interacted with national- and local-level contexts to produce differences in the size and composition of ... More


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