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Inequality and the State

John Hills


Describes and analyses one of the biggest social changes in Britain since the Second World War: the dramatic widening of the income distribution since the end of the 1970s, the growth of poverty, and the factors that have driven them. Examines how government intervention through social spending and the taxes that pay for it affect this distribution, and why they take the forms they do. Each part of the discussion is set in the context of public attitudes as revealed by the long-running British Social Attitudes survey. Analyses changes in policy since New Labour came to government in the UK in ... More

Keywords: ageing, distribution, New Labour, income inequality, poverty, distribution, income inequality, New Labour, poverty, public attitudes, public policy, public spending, redistribution, state, taxation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276646
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199276641.001.0001


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John Hills, author
STICERD, London School of Economics
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