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Welfare economics and public policy: ‘sputtering out’

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420800
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0010
Welfare economics and public policy: ‘sputtering out’

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This chapter addresses the relationship between normative challenges to welfarism and the economic approach to public policy — welfare economics. The first section of the chapter discusses welfare economics and its challengers. The second section discusses ‘weak welfarism’. The third section focuses on the liberal-communitarian version of public policy while the last section tackles subjective well-being and public policy.

Keywords: welfarism; public policy; welfare economics; weak welfarism; subjective well-being

Chapter.  7662 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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