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Introduction

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780199276646
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601644 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276641.003.0001
 Introduction

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Argues that the evidence and research presented in this book bear on questions that are at the centre of politics, not just in Britain, but in other industrialized countries. How society’s resources are ultimately distributed and how collective decisions through the State affect that distribution are very big issues. Explains the structure of the book and its focus on how the State affects distribution through its spending programmes and through taxation, and what the public thinks of all three.

Keywords: Britain; distribution; public attitudes; spending; state; taxation

Chapter.  2877 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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