Rethinking the Welfare State : Government by Voucher Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 296 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2005
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9780415337779
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