Economics of Income Redistribution

Economics of Income Redistribution

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While income redistribution is one of the most important functions of modern governments, the world has changed greatly since this first edition of Economics of Income Redistribution was published in 1983. Pension systems and medical programs are in a state of crisis in many parts of the world and the general political mood is shifting away from income redistribution. Economics of Income Redistribution (2nd edition) brings this work up to date by discussing the economic and political aspects of income redistribution. It examines the classical moral objective of redistribution to assist the poor, as well as income transfer for pensions, education and intra-family gift giving.
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  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20mm | 458.14g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 1997
  • IX, 222 p.
  • 0792398815
  • 9780792398813

Table of contents

Foreword: The Revised Edition. 1. Reasons for Redistribution. 2. Horizontal Transfers. 3. Information and Logrolling. 4. Charitable Gifts. 5. The Mixed Case. 6. General Welfare or Welfare for the Poor Only. 7. The Welfare State and Old-Age Pensions. 8. Medical Assistance. 9. Unemployment Insurance. 10. Education and Charity. 11. Administrative Transfers. 12. What to Do, What to Do. Notes. Index.
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