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Social policies in an age of austerity : a comparative analysis of the US and Korea

Author: John Karl Scholz; Hyŏng-p'yo Mun; Sang-Hyop Lee; Han'guk Kaebal Yŏn'guwŏn,; East-West Center,
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2015]
Series: KDI/EWC series on economic policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social Policies in an Age of Austerity is the first major publication on the topic, with a particular interest in the United States and the Republic of Korea. The authors of the ten chapters in this book review recent developments in social policies in OECD countries, with a focus on achieving greater effectiveness in public spending on social programs, under increasingly tight national budgets. The contributions  Read more...
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Social policies in an age of austerity : a comparative analysis of the US and Korea.
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2015]
(OCoLC)911386601
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Karl Scholz; Hyŏng-p'yo Mun; Sang-Hyop Lee; Han'guk Kaebal Yŏn'guwŏn,; East-West Center,
ISBN: 9781784717568 1784717568
OCLC Number: 910859821
Notes: "A joint publication of the Korea Development Institute, The East-West Center, and Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd."
"A conference on 'Social Policies in an Age of Austerity: A Comparative Analysis of the US and Korea', was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, in July 2011"--Preface.
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: PART I SOCIAL AND FISCAL POLICY 1. Introduction and Overview John Karl Scholz, Hyungpyo Moon and Sang-Hyop Lee 2. Tax and Spend: The Interplay of Fiscal and Social Policy John Karl Scholz and Hsueh-Hsiang Li 3. The Social Safety Net in Korea: From Welfare to Workfare Youngsun Koh PART II ISSUES IN LABOR MARKET POLICY 4. Understanding Differences in Job Growth in Europe, Canada and the United States: What Went Wrong in the United States? Alan B. Krueger PART III SOCIAL INSURANCE AND POLICY EFFECTIVENESS 5. The Unsustainable Rise of the Disability Rolls in the United States: Causes, Consequences and Policy Options David H. Autor 6. Expanding Coverage of the National Pension in Korea: The Effectiveness of the Matching Contribution Subsidy Hyungpyo Moon PART IV EDUCATION POLICY EFFECTIVENESS 7. Current Themes in Education Policy in the United States Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach 8. After-school Classes in Korea: Effects on the Demand for Private Tutoring and Academic Performance Hisam Kim PART V ISSUES IN ANTIPOVERTY PROGRAMS 9. Recent Developments in Antipoverty Policies in the United States James P. Ziliak 10. Korea's Basic Old-Age Pension and its Poverty Reduction Effects Wankyo Chung 11. Effects of Government Subsidies on Investment by Small Companies Bong Geul Chun and Hanwook Yoo Index
Series Title: KDI/EWC series on economic policy.
Responsibility: edited by John Karl Scholz, Dean, College of Letters and Science and Nellie June Gray Professor of Economic Policy, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA Hyungpyo Moon, Minister of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea and Senior Fellow, Korea Development Institute, Korea Sang-Hyop Lee, Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Professor, Department of Economics and Director, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.
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