The Future of the Welfare State
"Scandinavian Journal of Economics"
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 208 pages|
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|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 12 May 1996|
The welfare state faces a troubled future in most Western countries. The challenge is to ensure a welfare state which can adapt flexibly to external and internal changes. The present collection of papers takes as its starting point that creating a future for the welfare state requires a better understanding of how it works as a provider of public goods and private goods, social insurance, health services, and social redistribution via taxes and benefits. It is important to study how financing and operating welfare states affect people's incentives, norms and behaviour in an environment characterized by increasing mobility of both capital and labor.
Table of Contents
1. The Welfare Economics of the Welfare State: Agnar Sandmo. 2. Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms: Assar Lindbeck. 3. A Theory of the Welfare State: Hans-Werner Sinn. 4. Factor Mobility, Risk and Redistribution in the Welfare State: David E Wildasin. 5. Public Provision of Private Goods as a Redistributive Device in an Optimum Income Tax Model: Soren Blomquist and Vidar Christiansen. 6. Why are Taxes so High in Egalitarian Societies: Mats Persson. 7. Family Policy with Non-cooperative Families: Kai A. Konrad and Kjell Erik Lommerud. 8. Socio-Economic Status and Child Health: Does Public Health Insurance Narrow the Gap: Janet Currie. 9. Is it Legitimate to Encourage Work Sharing?: Nina Maderner and Jean-Charles Rochet. 10. Labor Supply Responses and Welfare Effects of Tax Reforms: Rolf Aaberge, John K Dagsvik and Steinar Strom.
|Publisher: ||Blackwell Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.77 x 14.88 x 1.17 centimeters (0.30 kg)|