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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N A Barr
ISBN: 0199246599 9780199246595
OCLC Number: 57364609
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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