Inequality and the State by John Hills

Inequality and the State

byJohn Hills

Paperback | September 12, 2005

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This title includes the following features: Based on the latest authoritative research from the LSE group, the book presents hard evidence on a high profile and controversial area of government policy.; Covers key issues in the debate about domestic policy and politics in the UK, focusing onsome of the most important contemporary social issues; Accessible to a wide range of readers.; Extensive graphs and tables provide a comprehensive source of information on inequality, poverty, government spending, and taxation, and on public attitudes towards the issues covered.; Each chapterconcludes with a summary and a guide to further reading and information sources.

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John Hills is Director of CASE and Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He was Co-Director of the LSE's Welfare State Programme, and has worked as an economist and advisor in governental and non-governmental institutions in the UK and internationally.
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Title:Inequality and the StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:September 12, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199276641

ISBN - 13:9780199276646

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1: Income inequality and poverty in Britain2. Income inequality in the UK: extent and trends3. Poverty, deprivation, and exclusion4. Why has the income distribution changed?5. Income dynamics and social mobilityPart 2: The impact of policy6. Social spending and the boundaries between public and private sectors7. Tax and welfare8. Distribution and redistributionPart 3: Where do we go from here?9. New Labour, welfare, and distribution10. Constraints and pressures11. Conclusions: The spending pit or the tax pendulum?