Public spending and the poor theory and evidence

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  • Economic assistance, Domestic.,
  • Expenditures, Public.,
  • Government spending policy.,
  • Transfer payments.,
  • Income distribution.,
  • Welfare economics.

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Statementedited by Dominique van de Walle, Kimberly Nead.
ContributionsVan de Walle, Dominique., Nead, Kimberly, 1960-, World Bank.
LC ClassificationsHC79.P63 P83 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 619 p. :
Number of Pages619
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL807132M
ISBN 100801852552
LC Control Number95043787

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Numerous studies -- including the useful set of contributions provided in this book -- provide ample evidence of the apparently perverse impact of much public spending. Most observers think that more effort should be put into the design of public spending programs so that the schemes are more effective in reaching the poor.".

Public spending aims to promote efficiency (by correcting for various market failures) and equity (by improving the distribution of economic welfare).

This paper, drawn from a book on public spending and the poor, is concerned with the latter. In it van de Walle focuses on three key questions: What is the welfare objective. This book represents a comprehensive attempt to evaluate the efficacy of public sector spending policies aimed at redistribution towards the poor in devel- oping countries.

Curiously, it takes for granted that spending on public services and in-kind transfers are appropriate instruments for redistribution, rather than, say, cash transfers. Book: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Public spending and the poor. Baltimore: published for The World Bank [by] the Johns Hopkins University Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Van de Walle; Kimberly Nead; World Bank.

paper, draw n from a book on public spending and the reform of public spending, to demand finer targeting of pool, is concerned with the latter.

In it van de Walle benefits to the poor. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Van de Walle, Dominique.

Public spending and the poor. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, Policy Research Dept., Public. The focus of the book is the promotion of equity through public spending, by improving the distribution of economic welfare. Through 20 individual papers the book examines: whether the redistributive aim is being met through current spending practices, and whether there is room for improvement.

Part I consists of five chapters that examine some of the theoretical and methodological issues. Downloadable. Public spending aims to promote efficiency and equity. This paper, drawn from a book on public spending and the poor, is concerned with the latter. In it, the author focuses on three key questions: what is the welfare objective.

how are the benefits of public spending currently distributed. how can that distribution be improved. A REVIEW OF PUBLIC SPENDING AND THE POOR A REVIEW OF PUBLIC SPENDING AND THE POOR Boadway, Robin; Marchand, Maurice Note: We would like t o thank the Book Review Editor for many helpful comments on an earlier draft.

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In this entry we study public spending through the lens of aggregate cross-country data on government expenditures. Second, aggregate spending should be allocated to programs within and across sectors to maximize social welfare, including the impact on the poor.

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Public spending tends to have a huge impact on the economy. As governments purchase goods and services many companies produce profits, hire people and consume materials and inputs.

Indeed, higher public spending generally drives economic growth, at least in the short-term. In contrast, lower spending reduces economic growth. Swedish decision makers are doing their best to reduce public spending and lower taxes.

The reforms have been highly successful so far. As taxes have decreased from 57 percent of GDP in to 47 percent of GDP inthe incentives to. The wealthy spend more overall, of course, and less as a share of their total spending.

Yet the rich, the poor and the middle class all spend about 19 percent their grocery budget on fruits and.

The authors find that in the U.S., social welfare spending differs from that in other affluent countries because it draws heavily on both public and private resources.

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