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Growing Public Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century

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ISBN-10: 0521821754

ISBN-13: 9780521821759

Edition: 2004

Authors: Peter H. Lindert

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Taxes and transfers have been debated for centuries, but only recently are we able to see the total picture of the evolution of social spending. This book examines the question of whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth. Peter Lindert argues that, contrary to the intuition of many economists and the ideology of many politicians, social spending has contributed to, rather than inhibited, economic growth. Also Available...Growing Public, Volume 1: The Story
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List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/19/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Peter H. Lindert is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.

The Underlying Framework
A minimal theory of social transfers
A guide to the tests
Accounting for Social Spending, Jobs and Growth
Explaining the rise of mass public schooling
Explaining the rise of social transfers
What drove postwar social spending?
Social transfers hardly affected growth
Reconciling unemployment and growth in the OECD