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Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference

Author: Alberto Alesina; Edward L Glaeser
Publisher: London : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: The Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Presenting a study of different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, this book describes how different the two continents are in the level of State  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Alesina; Edward L Glaeser
ISBN: 9780199286102 0199286108 9780199267668 0199267669
OCLC Number: 610145414
Description: XI, 250 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Redistribution in the United Sates and Europe: the data ; 3. Economic explanations ; 4. Political institutions and redistribution ; 5. The origin of political institutions ; 6. Race and redistribution ; 7. The Ideology of Redistribution ; 8. Conclusions ; Index
Series Title: The Rodolfo Debenedetti lectures
Responsibility: Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser.

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This probing of the forces behind 'American exceptionalism', as measured by a much smaller welfare state than in Europe, is immensely important. The authors take a multi-discipline approach and Read more...

 
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