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

Author: Alberto Alesina; Edward L Glaeser
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: The Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
Publication:Fighting poverty in the US and Europe.
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Alesina; Edward L Glaeser
ISBN: 0199267669 9780199267668 0199286108 9780199286102
OCLC Number: 231986882
In: Alesina, Alberto
Description: XI, 250 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Redistribution in the United Sates and Europe: the data ; 3. Economic explanations ; 4. Political institutions and redistribution ; 5. The origin of political institutions ; 6. Race and redistribution ; 7. The Ideology of Redistribution ; 8. Conclusions ; Index
Series Title: The Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures series
Responsibility: Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser.

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