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Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or a Leader?

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Paperback. By Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater and Timothy Smeeding. Published by Oxford University Press, 2010. First edition.

This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere. It is widely believed that the welfare state undermines productivity and economic growth, that the United States has an unusually small welfare state, and that it is, and always has been, a welfare state laggard. This book shows that all rich nations, including the United States, have large welfare states because the socialized programs that comprise the welfare state--public education and health and social insurance--enhance the productivity of capitalism.

A few marks on page edges. Otherwise appears like new, with no notes or inscriptions.

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Author(s):
Garfinkel, Irwin, Rainwater, Lee, & Smeeding, Timothy
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 cm x 23 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199579318
ISBN-13:
9780199579310
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or a Leader?

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Paperback. By Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater and Timothy Smeeding. Published by Oxford University Press, 2010. First edition.

This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere. It is widely believed that the welfare state undermines productivity and economic growth, that the United States has an unusually small welfare state, and that it is, and always has been, a welfare state laggard. This book shows that all rich nations, including the United States, have large welfare states because the socialized programs that comprise the welfare state--public education and health and social insurance--enhance the productivity of capitalism.

A few marks on page edges. Otherwise appears like new, with no notes or inscriptions.

Author(s):
Garfinkel, Irwin, Rainwater, Lee, & Smeeding, Timothy
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 cm x 23 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199579318
ISBN-13:
9780199579310
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or a Leader?

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