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The welfare state as piggy bank : information, risk, uncertainty, and the role of the state

Author: N A Barr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barr argues that the welfare state exists for reasons additional to poverty relief, reasons arising out of pervasive problems of imperfect information, risk and uncertainty.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Barr, N.A.
Welfare state as piggy bank.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001021769
(OCoLC)46640708
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N A Barr
ISBN: 9780191529894 0191529893 9780199246595 0199246599
OCLC Number: 310913359
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The market and information --
The mirage of private unemployment insurance --
Problems with medical insurance --
Twenty-first-century insurance issues --
The economics of pensions --
Misleading guides to pension design --
Pension design: the options --
Twenty-first-century pensions issues --
Core issues in the economics of education --
Information problems --
Designing student loans --
Financing higher education: the options --
Twenty-first-century educating issues --
The welfare states in post-communist countries --
The welfare state in an changing world.
Responsibility: Nicholas Barr.

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This book is about economics and its application to the welfare state. Its core argument is that the welfare state exists for reasons additional to poverty relief, reasons arising out of pervasive  Read more...

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Barr's book can be strongly recommended to anyone with an interest in the development of social policy ... Excellent and timely. * Sir Howard Davies, Times Higher Education Supplement * If I were Read more...

 
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