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Social Spending and the Boundaries Between Public and Private Sectors

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Discusses social spending, its extent, and issues in the design of social security programmes, examining both public and private spending on areas that have traditionally come under the heading of ... More


Welfare state reform and restructuring

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter puts the book into the context of the contemporary discussion on welfare state reform, and reflects on major concepts and guiding notions, such as retrenchment, re-calibration, and ... More


The Welfare State and Democracy: On the Development of Social Security in Southern Europe, 1960–90

Francis G. Castles

in Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199202812
eISBN:
9780191708008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

This chapter presents a multivariate time-series analysis of social welfare spending that compares Greece, Portugal, and Spain with other OECD countries, between the years 1960 and 1990. Included in ... More


Constraints and Pressures

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The previous chapter suggests that progress has been made in tackling some of the problems outlined earlier in the book. However, the pressures on social spending and on distribution do not stand ... More


Distribution and Redistribution

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Suggests that discussion of either tax or spending in isolation can easily be misleading. Discusses the combined impact of tax and public spending on income distribution in the UK, analysing ... More


Income Distribution and Tax and Government Social-Spending Policies in Developing Countries

Ke-young Chu, Hamid Davoodi, and Sanjeev Gupta

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:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Provides an overview of the changes in income distribution in developing and transition countries in recent decades, and assesses the incidence of taxes and government expenditure in these countries. ... More


Race and Redistribution

Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

in Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199267668
eISBN:
9780191602153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267669.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the link between heterogeneity and social welfare spending in the United States and Europe. It argues that the homogeneity in Europe has made it difficult for opponents of ... More


Turning Back to the Market

Luis Bértola and José Antonio Ocampo

in The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662135
eISBN:
9780191748950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662135.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

Chapter 5 deals with the domestic and external causes of the debt crisis of the 1980s and the consequent “lost decade” of Latin American development. It then analyzes the shift toward and diversity ... More


The Origin of Political Institutions

Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

in Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199267668
eISBN:
9780191602153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267669.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the history of American and European political institutions to gain insight on the reasons behind the differences in their welfare policies. It focuses on the history of ... More


Mapping At-Risk-of-Poverty Rates, Household Employment, and Social Spending

Frank Vandenbroucke and Ron Diris

in Reconciling Work and Poverty Reduction: How Successful Are European Welfare States?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926589
eISBN:
9780199369720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926589.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

As a first step stylized facts are presented concerning at-risk-of-poverty rates for the non-elderly population, household employment (a concept introduced in this chapter) and social spending in ... More


The Politics of Mass Consumption: Balancing Public and Private Consumption in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Jan L. Logemann

in Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the distinct paths taken by consumer policy in West Germany and the United States. The Marshall Plan, while certainly instrumental for the speedy recovery of West Germany's ... More


National Varieties of Labour Market Exposure *

Colin Crouch

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter tests the utility of dominant typologies of modern capitalism in accounting for different patterns of relationship among characteristics of industrial relations systems, the regulation ... More


Welfare Efforts in Comparative Perspective

Ferdinand Eibl

in Social Dictatorships: The Political Economy of the Welfare State in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198834274
eISBN:
9780191872419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834274.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides an analytical overview of welfare provision in labour· abundant MENA regimes. Organized in sections by country and covering the period from regime formation until the late ... More


Social Pacts over Time

Ferdinand Eibl

in Social Dictatorships: The Political Economy of the Welfare State in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198834274
eISBN:
9780191872419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834274.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter uses statistical methods to test observable implications of the book’s arguroent that are visible in spending patterns over time. Establishing an important crowding-out effect between ... More


Who Benefits from Investment Policies? The Case of Family Activation in European Countries

Wim Van Lancker and Joris Ghysels

in Reconciling Work and Poverty Reduction: How Successful Are European Welfare States?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926589
eISBN:
9780199369720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926589.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Family policy is a constituent part of the traditional social policy mix that has been subject to profound changes in terms of both scope and substance following the emergence of the social ... More


Welfare reform

Ben Spies-Butcher

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Recent discussions of welfare reform have been unusually divided between those who see Australian welfare transformed by neoliberalism and those who argue social spending has increased. This chapter ... More


“Keep Government out of My Medicare”: The Search for Popular Support of Taxes and Social Spending

Gillian Lester

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Despite the broad reach of the American welfare state, Americans continue to have conflicted and contradictory attitudes about the role of the state in mediating economic equality through both ... More


A Theory of Redistribution in New Democracies

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter starts with the question of why new democracies have such difficulty generating income equality. It argues that low voter turnout and weak party system institutionalization motivate ... More


Social Investment: The Thin Line between Evidence-Based Research and Political Advocacy

Brian Nolan

in The Uses of Social Investment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790488
eISBN:
9780191831744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790488.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Social investment has come to play a major part in debates about the role of social spending and the future of welfare states in Europe, in part because it has significant appeal to different ... More


Social Spending

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

There is a great diversity among welfare states in Europe. This diversity is reflected in the scale of expenditures for social protection systems, their evolution over time and the division of ... More


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