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Taken For A RideGrounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Matteo Rizzo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The growth of cities and informal economies are two central manifestations of globalization in the developing world. Taken for a Ride addresses both, drawing on long-term fieldwork in Dar es Salaam ... More

Tax Reform and the Cost of Capital

Tax Reform and the Cost of Capital

Dale W. Jorgenson and Kun-Young Yun

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285939
eISBN:
9780191596490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285930.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The concept of ‘cost of capital’ was introduced almost thirty years ago and quickly became an indispensable tool for modelling the impact of tax policy on investment behaviour. In the 1980s it ... More

Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Tito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, and Giovanni Peri (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729853
eISBN:
9780191796500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using newly collected and existing data and modern econometric approaches, the book analyzes the issue of wage and employment differences between genders and along less explored dimensions such as ... More

Urbanization and DevelopmentMultidisciplinary Perspectives

Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

By many estimates, the world has just crossed the point where more than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries. Urban centres offer ... More

Wealth in the UKDistribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Howard Glennerster, Eleni Karagiannaki, and Abigail McKnight

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This book examines the key issues connected with the distribution of personal wealth in the UK and why wealth is now such an important factor in social differences and in public policy. Personal ... More

The Welfare State as Piggy BankInformation, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Nicholas Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book applies economic theory to the welfare state. Its core message is that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty and redistribute income and wealth (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) ... More

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

James Mirrlees

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author of this book is an economist interested in welfare, development, and public sector economics. The volume brings together published and unpublished work in these key areas.

Who Needs Migrant Workers?Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy

Who Needs Migrant Workers?: Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy

Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580590
eISBN:
9780191595257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580590.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This book discusses the demand for migrant labour both conceptually and empirically with a focus on the UK. With the number of migrant workers at a record high, the regulation of labour immigration ... More

Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USAAre Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Tito Boeri, Michael Burda, and Francis Kramarz (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231027
eISBN:
9780191710834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231027.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In the last fifty years, the gap in labour productivity between Europe and the US has narrowed considerably with estimates in 2005 suggesting a EU-US labour productivity gap of about 5%. Yet, average ... More

Worklife BalanceThe Agency and Capabilities Gap

Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Barbara Hobson (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Across welfare societies we have seen the emergence of policies and norms for worklife balance alongside rising expectations among working parents to be able to participate in employment and ... More

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