Social and welfare issues


Social spending

Latest data on social expenditure, which comprises cash benefits, direct in-kind provision of goods and services, and tax breaks with social purposes. Benefits may be targeted at low-income households, the elderly, disabled, sick, unemployed, or young persons.


In It Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All

The gap between rich and poor keeps widening. This long-run increase in income inequality not only raises social and political concerns, but also economic ones. This book highlights the key areas where inequalities are created and where new policies are required.