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Oxford University Press
06 February 2020
The sixth edition of this successful textbook discusses elements of the welfare system, including cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state does not exist just to help the underprivileged, but also offers efficiencies in areas where the private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all.

Suitable for both economics students and students on related disciplines, this book places the content within a theoretical framework, and uses learning features to engage students with the discussion. Each chapter is concluded with a summary of the key points and an appendix, which provides a non-technical summary for students with no previous exposure to economics. Worked examples from around the world facilitate the comparison of global welfare issues, while diagrams allow readers to visualize concepts. The author ends each chapter with 'questions for further discussion' which could be prepared to structure seminars or to independently test understanding, while an annotated list of further reading suggestions guides additional research. This book is accompanied by the following online resources.

For students:

- Web links- Further readingFor lecturers:

- PowerPoint slides
By:   Nicholas Barr (Professor of Public Economics Professor of Public Economics European Institute the London School of Economics)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   6th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 189mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   714g
ISBN:   9780198748588
ISBN 10:   0198748582
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   06 February 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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