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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 --
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 --
6. Social spending and the boundaries between public and private sectors --
7. Tax and welfare --
8. Distribution and redistribution --
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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John Hills, an LSE professor who also sits on the influential Turner commission on pensions, assembles a plethora of evidence to show that we face pressing question about how much we want the state Read more...

 
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