Incomes and the Welfare State

Incomes and the Welfare State

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The Welfare State in the 1990s is the subject of intense debate by economists, sociologists and political scientists. Professor Atkinson begins by setting the argument in the context of inequality and poverty in Europe. The role of the existing Welfare State is then described, especially retirement pensions and unemployment benefits. Finally, he suggests ways by which social security may be reformed. The case for targeting, a basic income and the Social Chapter are discussed as they apply to British policy in a European context.Essays on Britain and Europe Anthony Barnes Atkinson. suggested by a simple ... I Experience indicates that there is a major problem of securing adequate take- up of income-tested benefits. Concerns about work ... where Yuri Gagarin held a press conference on returning from his first flight in space). Much had beenanbsp;...

Title:Incomes and the Welfare State
Author:Anthony Barnes Atkinson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995


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