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Published: 04 May 2012

416 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199297818

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Economics of the Welfare State

Fifth Edition

Nicholas Barr

  • The only UK textbook to focus on welfare issues such as education, health care, pensions and poverty relief, rather than general public economics
  • Analyses the major elements of the welfare state within a coherent economic theoretical framework
  • Emphasis on UK and also European welfare systems allowing students to see the direct relevance and application of their learning
  • Increased international examples give students the opportunity to compare different institutions and welfare issues from around the world
  • Increased international coverage with boxed examples throughout the text
  • Two theory chapters are substantially updated
  • Pensions chapter rewritten to simplify concepts, update theory and extend discussion of gender and includes boxes on pensions systems and age pyramids in a range of countries
  • Benefits in kind part includes increased international coverage
  • Historical coverage now incorporated in chapter 1 to allow for greater focus on other key areas
  • Globalization features as a topic in the concluding chapter
  • Increased number of discussion questions and an expanded glossary

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