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Growing public. Vol. 1, The story : social spending and economic growth since the eighteenth century

Author: Peter H Lindert
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Examines the question of whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lindert, Peter H.
Growing public. Vol. 1, The story.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003061672
(OCoLC)53822544
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Lindert
ISBN: 0511165498 9780511165498 0511162723 9780511162725
OCLC Number: 252517341
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 377 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Overview: 1. Patterns and puzzles; 2. Findings; Part II. The Rise of Social Spending: 3. Poor relief before 1880; 4. Interpreting the patterns of early poor relief; 5. The rise of mass public schooling before 1914; 6. Public schooling in the twentieth century: what happened to American leadership?; 7. Explaining the rise of social transfers since 1880; Part III. Prospects for Social Transfers: 8. The public pension crisis; 9. Social transfers in the second and third worlds; Part IV. What Effects on Economic Growth?: 10. Keys to the free-lunch puzzle; 11. On the well-known demise of the Swedish Welfare State; 12. How the keys were made: democracy and cost control.
Responsibility: Peter H. Lindert.

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'... a monumental history of two centuries of social spending ...' The Economist '... an important new book ...' Robert J. Samuelson, Newsweek 'Peter Lindert has written a dazzling book. He takes on Read more...

 
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