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The economic consequences of rolling back the welfare state

Atkinson, Anthony B. (1999) The economic consequences of rolling back the welfare state. Munich lectures in economics . MIT Press, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN 9780262011716

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Abstract

In recent years the welfare state has come under attack from economists, and in many OECD countries there have been calls for spending on the welfare state to be rolled back. Critics argue that the size of transfer programs is responsible for a decline in economic performance and that cuts in spending are a prerequisite for a return to the golden age of full employment and economic growth. A. B. Atkinson takes such criticisms seriously, placing them under empirical and analytical scrutiny.

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Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 12:49
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33589/

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