Living Standards And Social Well-being by Deborah M. FigartLiving Standards And Social Well-being by Deborah M. Figart

Living Standards And Social Well-being

EditorDeborah M. Figart, John Marangos

Hardcover | December 20, 2010

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Too many of the world's citizens face impoverished living standards. The economic and financial crises have made matters worse. The viewpoint ofLiving Standards and Social Well-Beingis that the fundamental objective for an economy is provisioning, not simply efficiency. The chapters in this volume examine how economies across the globe come to understand what constitutes a living and how they can improve living standards, including balancing paid work with family life and civic responsibility.

The authors provide historical, theoretical, and empirical studies of moving economies at the macro level and households at the micro level toward improved living standards. It is argued that achieving well-being and decent living standards, through work and welfare state policies, is a social responsibility. Such improvements could be delivered through basic income policies, family support, job guarantees, decent work, shorter work weeks, and support from social welfare. These issues are important for economics and the other social sciences and in particular for social economics.

This book was published as a special issue of theReview of Social Economy.

Deborah M. Figartis Professor of Education and Economics at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA. She is a former President of the Association for Social Economics and a widely published scholar on issues related to work and pay. She co-authoredLiving Wages, Equal Wages(2002).John Marangosis Associate Professor of Political ...
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Title:Living Standards And Social Well-beingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 20, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415589185

ISBN - 13:9780415589185

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Living Standards and Social Well-BeingDeborah M. FigartandJohn Marangos 2. Consumption, Work Hours, and Values in the Writings of John A. Ryan: Is it Possible to Return to the Road Not Taken?Martha A. Starr 3. Overtime Work and Well-Being at HomeLonnie GoldenandBarbara Wiens-Tuers 4. Family Friendly Policies: Helping Mothers Make Ends MeetHeather Boushey 5. Basic Income and Productivity in Cognitive CapitalismStefano LucarelliandAndrea Fumagalli 6. Living Wage and Optimal Inequality in a Sarkarian FrameworkMark Friedman 7. The European Union Enlargement and Well-Being: A Comparative ApproachNikos AstroulakisandJohn Marangos 8. A Cross-Regional Analysis of Living Standards, with a Focus on AsiaHyun H. Son 9. Social Responsibility for Living Standards: Presidential Address, Association for Social EconomicsDeborah M. Figart