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Progress for the poor

Author: Lane Kenworthy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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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. Progress for the Poor aims to enhance our understanding of how to do that, drawing on the experiences of twenty affluent countries since the 1970s. The book addresses a set of questions at the heart of political economy and public policy: How much does economic growth help the poor? When and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lane Kenworthy
ISBN: 0199591520 9780199591527 9780199676927 0199676925
OCLC Number: 905186969
Notes: Publié à l'origine en 2011.
Description: 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Raise the floor --
Growth is good for the poor, if social policy passes it on --
How trickle down can fail : the U.S. case / Lane Kenworthy and Keith Bentele --
Generous social policy reduces material deprivation / Lane Kenworthy, Jessica Epstein, and Daniel Duerr --
Low wages need not mean low incomes --
Targeting may not be so bad --
Public services are an important antipoverty tool --
The tax mix matters less than we thought --
The aim is not spending per se --
Tradeoffs? --
The politics of helping the poor.
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