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The hidden welfare state : tax expenditures and social policy in the United States.

Author: Christopher Howard
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the "hidden" welfare state created by such programmes as tax deductions for home mortgage interest and employer-provided retirement pensions, the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit. The text examines the distinctive characteristics of these policies, aiming to help the reader to understand the historical links between the hidden welfare state and US tax policy, accentuating the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Howard
ISBN: 069100529X 9780691005294 0691026467 9780691026466
OCLC Number: 464591992
Description: 250 s.
Contents: List of TablesAcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsCh. 1Sizing Up the Hidden Welfare State17Ch. 2Home Mortgage Interest and Employer Pensions48Ch. 3Earned Income Tax Credit64Ch. 4Targeted Jobs Tax Credit75Ch. 5Home Mortgage Interest93Ch. 6Employer Pensions115Ch. 7Earned Income Tax Credit139Ch. 8Targeted Jobs Tax Credit161Ch. 9Politics of the Hidden Welfare State175Appendix: List of Interviews193Notes195Index247
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.

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