This book explores the difference in the distributive policies of the United States and Europe. It seeks answers to why Americans are less willing than Europeans to redistribute from the rich to the poor. It finds that redistribution is influenced by political institutions, ethnic heterogeneity, and beliefs about the nature of poverty.
|Print publication date: 2004||Print ISBN-13: 9780199267668|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005||DOI:10.1093/0199267669.001.0001|