Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447334040 Will Publish August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447334033 Will Publish June 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding the Cost of Welfare

Howard Glennerster

Understanding the Cost of Welfare

Howard Glennerster

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447334040 Will Publish August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447334033 Will Publish June 2017 For sale in North and South America only
In the wake of the global financial crash, there is possibly no more pressing question for social policy than what forms of welfare are affordable and how. Clear and accessible, Howard Glennerster’s Understanding the Cost of Welfare is unique in offering an authoritative, levelheaded, and nontechnical survey of how economic priorities and pressures affect social policies and what the mechanics of funding services mean in real terms. An updated edition of Glennerster’s Understanding the Finance of Welfare, featuring a strengthened comparative dimension in its investigation of these vital services, this book provides more relevant institutional detail than any other text on this topic. Understanding the Cost of Welfare is an important, substantial contribution at a time when neoliberal arguments for reducing the burden of welfare are more dominant than ever before.
Review Quotes
Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
"This new edition could not be more timely or policy-relevant as policy makers around the world confront the challenges of adequately funding the welfare state."
Chris Deeming, University of Strathclyde
“Understanding the costs and financing of welfare has rarely been so lively, engaging, and real. Glennerster has produced a text of outstanding scholarship, essential for undergraduate and postgraduate courses right across the social sciences.”
Jeremy Kendall, University of Kent
“This book provides an expert, wide-ranging review of the key evidence and arguments from economics as they relate to social policy. Because economic claims are so fundamental to, and ubiquitous in, the current debates on welfare, it is essential reading for anyone seeking to articulate an informed position on this subject.”
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