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Inequality and Social Welfare

  • Rodney TiffenEmail author
  • Anika Gauja
  • Brendon O’Connor
  • Ross Gittins
  • David Smith
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Part of the How the World Compares book series (HWC)

Abstract

How America Compares offers data and analysis on an encyclopedic range of social indicators, comparing the United States with 17 other politically stable, economically affluent democracies. Occasionally, there are more global perspectives, but most of the book examines commonalities and contrasts among these advanced democracies. These countries show very different degrees of inequality and relative poverty rates, and different amounts of spending on social welfare. The biggest area of welfare spending is on the aged, while a growing area involves spending on people with disabilities.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney Tiffen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anika Gauja
    • 1
  • Brendon O’Connor
    • 1
  • Ross Gittins
    • 2
  • David Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Sydney Morning HeraldSydneyAustralia

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