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Author Daniels, Ronald J
Title Rethinking the Welfare State : Government by Voucher
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2005
©2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (297 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The case for vouchers -- 3 Food stamps -- 4 Low-income housing -- 5 Legal aid -- 6 Health care -- 7 Early childhood education -- 8 Primary and secondary education -- 9 Post-secondary education -- 10 Labour market training -- 11 Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Rethinking the Welfare State offers a comprehensive and comparative analysis of social welfare policy in an international context, with a particular emphasis on the US and Canada. The authors investigate the claim that a decentralized delivery of government supported goods and services enables policy objectives to be achieved in a more innovative and efficient way, but at a lower cost. Secondly they examine the effectiveness of the voucher system as a solution to problematic welfare concerns. While this system has shown much promise in improving welfare, there have been problems for institutions unable to attract enough voucher-assisted consumers to ensure their survival. In this context, the authors examine major social programmes such as food stamps, primary and secondary education, post-secondary education, labour market training, childcare, healthcare, legal aid, low-income housing, long-term care and pensions
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Link Print version: Daniels, Ronald J. Rethinking the Welfare State : Government by Voucher London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2005 9780415337762
Subject Welfare state
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Alt Author Trebilcock, Michael J
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