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Fighting Poverty in the US and EuropeA World of Difference$
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Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199267668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199267669.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe
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Alberto Alesina

Edward Glaeser

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199267669.003.0001

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the topics discussed in this volume, which seeks to find an answer to why Americans are less willing than Europeans to redistribute from the rich to the poor. It discusses the economic, political, social, attitudinal, and historical differences between the United States and Europe. It argues that the differences between the two sides are deeply rooted in culture and attitude.

Keywords:   United States, Europe, redistribution, economics, political structure, race, culture, attitudes

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