Inequality and the State

Paperback | September 12, 2005

byJohn Hills

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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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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 soci...

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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Format: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?