Targeting May Not Be So Bad

Lane Kenworthy

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199591527
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731389 | DOI:
Targeting May Not Be So Bad

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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

Chapter.  2738 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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