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Inequality and the state

Author: John Hills
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the late 1970s, Britain has become a more unequal society. This book analyses the dramatic widening of the income distribution, the growth of poverty, and the factors that have driven them. It  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hills
ISBN: 0199276633 9780199276639 0199276641 9780199276646
OCLC Number: 56645492
Description: xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART 1: INCOME INEQUALITY AND POVERTY IN BRITAIN ; 2. Income inequality in the UK: extent and trends ; 3. Poverty, deprivation, and exclusion ; 4. Why has the income distribution changed? ; 5. Income dynamics and social mobility ; PART 2: THE IMPACT OF POLICY ; 6. Social spending and the boundaries between public and private sectors ; 7. Tax and welfare ; 8. Distribution and redistribution ; PART 3: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? ; 9. New Labour, welfare, and distribution ; 10. Constraints and pressures ; 11. Conclusions: The spending pit or the tax pendulum?
Responsibility: John Hills.
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For all its charts and its quantitative exposition of trends in spending and income distribution - which alone would make it valuable - this is also an intensely political book, because it is about Read more...

 
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