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Published: 19 October 1989

240 Pages | 2 figures

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195058949

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The Enabling State

Modern Welfare Capitalism in America

Neil Gilbert and Barbara Gilbert

This study details a fresh vision of social welfare transfers--how they are delivered, and whom they benefit. The authors explore the use of private enterprise and market-oriented approaches to the delivery of social provisions, and examine how welfare benefits are derived from the full range of modern social transfers including tax expenditures, credit subsidies, and those induced by regulatory activity. Reappraising the modern boundaries of social welfare, this book provides insights into the structure and dynamics of a novel social model that will open new avenues for scientific study and public debate.

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