Individual and Social Responsibility: Child Care, Education, Medical Care and Long-Term Care in America (National Bureau of Economic Research Project
By: Victor R. Fuchs (author)Hardback
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Does the US government spend too little or too much on child care? How can education dollars be spent more efficiently? Should the government's role in medical care increase or decrease? In this volume, social scientists, lawyers and a physician explore the political, social and economic forces that shape policies affecting human services. Four studies of human-service sectors - child care, education, medical care and long-term care for the elderly - are followed by six cross-sector studies that stimulate new ways of thinking about human services through the application of economic theory, institutional analysis and the history of social policy. Seeking to shed light on the tension between individual and social responsibility, this book should appeal to economists and other social scientists and policy-makers concerned with social policy issues. The contributors include Kenneth J. Arrow, Martin Feldstein, Victor Fuchs, Alan M. Garber, Eric A. Hanushek, Christopher Jencks, Seymour Martin Lipset, Glenn Loury, Roger G. Noll, Paul M. Romer, Amartya Sen and Theda Skocpol.
Acknowledgments Introduction Victor R. Fuchs 1: Overview Timothy Taylor 2: Child Care: Private Cost or Public Responsibility? Arleen Leibowitz Comment: Francine D. Blau 3: Rationalizing School Spending: Efficiency, Externalities, and Equity, and Their Connection to Rising Costs Eric A. Hanushek Comment: Christopher Jencks 4: Health Care Reform: The Clash of Goals, Facts, and Ideology Henry J. Aaron Comment: Martin Feldstein 5: To Comfort Always: The Prospects of Expanded Social Responsibility for Long-Term Care Alan M. Garber Comment: John B. Shoven 6: Consumption Externalities and the Financing of Social Services Robert H. Frank Comment: Amartya Sen 7: Preferences, Promises, and the Politics of Entitlement Paul M. Romer Comment: Roger G. Noll 8: Information, Responsibility, and Human Services Kenneth J. Arrow Comment: Glenn C. Loury 9: The Changing Roles of Public, Private, and Nonprofit Enterprise in Education, Health Care, and Other Human Services Henry Hansmann Comment: Joseph A. Grundfest 10: Government Intervention in the Markets for Education and Health Care: How and Why? James M. Poterba Comment: Richard J. Zeckhauser 11: The Politics of American Social Policy, Past and Future Theda Skocpol Comment: Seymour Martin Lipset Contributors Author Index Subject Index
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