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Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference

Author: Alberto Alesina; Edward L Glaeser
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures.
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The authors describe just how different Europe and America are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including attitudes to the poor, notions of social responsibility, and attitudes to race.
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Alesina, Alberto.
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004274867
(OCoLC)55005121
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Alesina; Edward L Glaeser
ISBN: 1429421843 9781429421843 0199267669 9780199267668 9780191533143 0191533149
OCLC Number: 76943198
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 250 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Redistribution in the United States and Europe : the data --
Economic explanations --
Political institutions and redistribution --
The origin of political institutions --
Race and redistribution --
The ideology of redistribution.
Series Title: Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures.
Responsibility: Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser.
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