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Understanding the Cost of Welfare, 3rd Edition.

9781447334040

Understanding the Cost of Welfare, 3rd Edition

Howard Glennerster

Policy Press

2017

268 pages

$45.95

Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice

HB846

Glennerster writes primarily for students of social policy who need to understand what economists say about social policy without delving into the depths of economic theorems. In sections on principles and paying for services, he covers the cost of welfare; market failure and government failure; what to tax, who to tax, and how much to tax; rationing--who gets what; cash benefits as pensions and during working age; health services; paying for care; paying for schools and for post-compulsory education; and housing. Distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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