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Progress for the poor

Author: Lane Kenworthy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Gbaya
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One of the principal goals of antipoverty efforts should be to improve the absolute living standards of the least well-off. This book aims to enhance our understanding of how to do that, drawing on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lane Kenworthy
ISBN: 9780199591527 0199591520
OCLC Number: 779675661
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 131-154.
Description: 1 vol. (162 p.) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Raise the Floor ; 2. Growth Is Good for the Poor, if Social Policy Passes It On ; 3. How Trickle Down Can Fail: the U.S. Case ; 4. Generous Social Policy Reduces Material Deprivation ; 5. Low Wages Need Not Mean Low Incomes ; 6. Targeting May Not Be So Bad ; 7. Public Services Are an Important Antipoverty Tool ; 8. The Tax Mix Matters Less Than We Thought ; 9. The Aim Is Not Spending Per Se ; 10. Tradeoffs? ; 11. The Politics of Helping the Poor ; Acknowledgments ; Appendix: Data Definitions and Sources ; Notes ; References ; Index
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