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The welfare state and antipoverty policy in rich countries

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The aim of this chapter is to highlight some key aspects of recent economic research on the welfare state and antipoverty policy in rich countries and to explore their implications. We begin with the conceptualization and measurement of poverty before sketching out some core features and approaches to the welfare state and antipoverty policies. We then focus on the central plank of the modern welfare state's efforts to address poverty-namely, social protection, discussing in turn the inactive...

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Oxford, SSD, Social Policy & Intervention
Olivera, J More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
Volume:
2
Pages:
2063-2139
Host title:
Handbook of Income Distribution
Publication date:
2014-12-23
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1574-0056
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pubs:553138
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uri:d080e93c-ba5a-4a00-a85b-886d7e1ff855
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