The Role of Government in Work and Welfare
AbstractSocieties typically have three objectives for work and welfare: sustained income/economic growth per capita, employment growth (and job security?), a just distribution of income along with access to certain basic services. There may be tensions between these objectives. This paper tries to sketch out the appropriate role for government with respect to the three objectives.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 381.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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EMPLOYMENT ; SOCIAL WELFARE ; ECONOMIC GROWTH ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION;
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- D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
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- Burgess, John & Mitchell, William F. & O'Brien, Duncan J. & Watts, Martin J., 2000. "The developing workfare policy in Australia: a critical assessment," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 173-188.
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