The economics of social protection

ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Inequality -- ch. 3. Social justice -- ch. 4. Pensions : basic model -- ch. 5. Pensions : extended model -- ch. 6. Liquidity constraints -- ch. 7. Income security -- ch. 8. Benefits in kind

Main Author: Söderström, Lars
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar c2008
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520 |a This book focuses on arrangements for redistributing consumption opportunities over the life cycle and for providing compensation for income losses or large expenditures due to reasons such as illness and unemployment. After extensive coverage of the nature of inequalities in income and wealth in a market economy, and various notions of social justice, the author discusses public and private transfers in cash or in kind related to old age, childhood, illness and the like. Importantly, the book takes into account both equity and efficiency aspects