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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 23

The Welfare State and Antipoverty Policy in Rich Countries

Ive Marx* , ; Brian Nolan ; Javier Olivera §      * Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Institute for the Study of Labor, IZA, Bonn, Germany Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, UK § Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality, RU INSIDE, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to highlight some key aspects of recent economic research on the welfare state and antipoverty policy in rich countries and to explore their implications. We begin with the conceptualization ...

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