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Progress for the Poor$
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Lane Kenworthy

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199591527

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.001.0001

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Targeting May Not Be So Bad

Targeting May Not Be So Bad

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(p.53) 6 Targeting May Not Be So Bad
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Progress for the Poor
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Lane Kenworthy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0006

The hypothesis that targeting in social policy reduces political support and thereby lessens redistributive effort is a sensible one. But the experience of the rich countries in recent decades suggests reason to question it.

Keywords:   universalism, targeting, social policy, redistribution

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