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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Welfare and Inequality Comparisons for Uni- and Multi-dimensional Distributions of Ordinal Data Frank A Cowell, Martyna Kobus and Radoslaw Kurek January 2017
Paper No' PEP 31:
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JEL Classification: D30; D63; D81; I31


Tags: ordinal data; inequality and risk orderings; welfare orderings; association

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CASE Paper
Public and Private Welfare Activity in England Polina Obolenskaya and Tania Burchardt
June 2016
Paper No' CASE/193:
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JEL Classification: H40; H51; H52; H55


Tags: private provision; public provision; welfare system; public expenditure; private expenditure; health; education; social security; housing; social care

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
European Identity and Redistributive Preferences Joan Costa-Font and Frank A Cowell
June 2015
Paper No' PEP 24:
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JEL Classification: D69; O52; H53


Tags: spatial identity; europe; welfare state support

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CASE Report
Is Welfare Reform Working? Impacts on working age tenants Eileen Herden, Anne Power and Bert Provan
March 2015
Paper No' CASEreport 90:
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Tags: social housing; tenants; welfare; reform; employment; housing association; hailo

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Family Welfare Cultures Gordon B. Dahl, Magne Mogstad and Andreas Ravndal Kostol
June 2014
Paper No' PEP 23:
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JEL Classification: I38; J62; H53


Tags: intergenerational welfare transmission; welfare cultures; disability insurance

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SPCC Research Note Series
Social Policy in a Cold Climate: A Framework for Analysing the Effects of Social Policy Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard April 2013
Paper No' SPCCRN001:
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Tags: public spending; welfare state; coalition; labour; financial crisis; cuts; social policy in a cold climate

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
The Tyranny Puzzle in Welfare Economics: An empirical investigation Frank A Cowell, Marc Fleurbaey and Bertil Tungodden
May 2010
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JEL Classification: H20, H21.


Tags: keywords: social welfare; aggregation; questionnaire; income distribution

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CASE Paper
The Impact of Policy Change on Job Retention and Advancement Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
October 2008
Paper No' CASE/134:
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JEL Classification: J68


Tags: labour market; welfare reform; job retention

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CASE Paper
Welfare Reform in the United States: Implications for British Social Policy (with commentaries by Kitty Stewart, David Piachaud and Howard Glennerster) The findings of a number of outcome studies assessing the impact and effectiveness of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are reviewed and commentaries consider how far American experience should be a guide to welfare policy in Britain. James Midgley April 2008
Paper No' CASE/131:
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JEL Classification: I38


Tags: welfare reform; comparative public policy; united states; uk

DARP Paper
Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours Wulf Gaertner, Frank A Cowell and Yoram Amiel
October 2007
Paper No' DARP 093:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: social welfare; inequality; justice; risk; questionnaire experiments.

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CASE Paper
Welfare Reforms and Child Well-Being in the US and UK Jane Waldfogel
July 2007
Paper No' CASE/126:
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JEL Classification: I3; J1


Tags: welfare; poverty; expenditures; child well-being

Theoretical Economics Paper
Active Courts and Menu Contracts Luca Anderlini, Leonardo Felli and Andrew Postlewaite
October 2006
Paper No' TE/2006/511:
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JEL Classification: C79; D74; D89; K40; L14


Tags: optimal courts; informational externalities; ex-ante welfare; informed principal; menu contracts.

Theoretical Economics Paper
SHOULD COURTS ALWAYS ENFORCE WHAT CONTRACTING PARTIES WRITE? This paper replaces TE/2003/464 Luca Anderlini, Leonardo Felli and Andrew Postlewaite October 2006
Paper No' TE/2006/510:
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JEL Classification: C79; D74; D89; K40; L14


Tags: optimal courts; informational externalities; ex-ante welfare

DARP Paper
Inequality: Measurement Frank A Cowell
August 2006
Paper No' DARP 086:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: inequality; social welfare; ranking.

DARP Paper
To Be or not To Be Involved: A Questionnaire-Experimental View on Harsanyi’s Utilitarian Ethics Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell and Wulf Gaertner June 2006
Paper No' DARP 085:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: impartial observer theorem; utilitarianism; welfare.

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CASE Paper
Expenditure Patterns Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up? This paper finds post 1998 UK welfare reforms children in low-income families were catching up in terms of their familiesí spending in the overall areas of housing and utilities, food, clothing, leisure goods and services, and motoring and travel. The evidence also suggests reduced spending on alcohol and tobacco. Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook May 2005
Paper No' CASE 099:
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JEL Classification: I3; J18


Tags: child poverty; family expenditures; welfare reform; difference-in-difference


This paper has been published as:
Family Expenditures Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are Low-Income Families with Children Starting to Catch Up?, Labour Economics, 13(6): 721-746, 2006
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CASE Paper
Helter Skelter: Families, disabled children and the benefit system Families report that DLA makes a significant difference, not just for the disabled child but for the whole family but when repeatedly downrated or withdrawn generates considerable fluctuations in income and high levels of stress and ill health. The report outlines issues that must be addressed if reduce poverty amongst disabled children is to be reduced. Gabrielle Preston
February 2005
Paper No' CASE 092:
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JEL Classification: I38


Tags: appeals; benefits; disability; employment; extra costs; poverty; services; social exclusion; special needs; social inclusion; take-up; welfare rights

Theoretical Economics Paper
Should Courts Always Enforce What Contracting Parties Write? This paper is replaced by TE/2006/510 Luca Anderlini, Leonardo Felli and Andrew Postlewaite November 2003
Paper No' TE/2003/464:
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Tags: optimal courts; informational externalities; ex-ante welfare.

DARP Paper
Preference Reversals and the Analysis of Income Distributions Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell, Leima Davidovitz and Avraham Polovin March 2003
Paper No' DARP 066:
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Tags: preference reversals; social welfare; inequality; risk and experiments.

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CASE Paper
Changing Poverty Post-1997 David Piachaud and Holly Sutherland
December 2002
Paper No' CASE 063:
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Tags: poverty; welfare policy


Final revised version published as Poverty in Britain: The impact of government policy since 1997, by H Sutherland, T Sefton and D Piachaud, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2003
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CASE Paper
Welfare Reform and Lone Mothers' Employment in the US Sheldon Danziger, Sandra K. Danziger, Kristin Seefeldt and Jane Waldfogel June 2001
Paper No' CASE 047:
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Tags: welfare; lone mothers; employment


Published in J. Millar and K. Rowlingson (eds.), Lone Parents, Employment and Social Policy: Cross-National Comparisons, Policy Press, 2001
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CASE Report
Welfare to Work and the Organisation of Opportunity: Lessons from Abroad This paper examines the organisation, targeting and implementation of welfare to work programmes in five countries: the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and the USA. Martin Evans
February 2001
Paper No' CASEreport 15:
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Tags: welfare-to-work; workfare; flexicurity; welfare; activation;

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CASE Paper
How Effective is the British Government's Attempt to Reduce Child Poverty? David Piachaud and Holly Sutherland
March 2000
Paper No' CASE 038:
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Tags: child poverty; tax and benefit policy; welfare-to-work


This paper has been published as Innocenti Working Paper No.77
This paper has been published as:
Reducing child poverty in Britain: An assessment of government policy 1997-2001’, Economic Journal, 111(469), 2001
This paper has been published as:
‘Child poverty in Britain and the New Labour Government’, Journal of Social Policy, 30(1), 2001
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CASE Paper
Partnership in Pensions? Responses to the Pensions Green Paper Phil Agulnik, Nicholas Barr, Jane Falkingham and Katherine Rake
April 1999
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Tags: new contract for welfare; partnership in pensions; uk retirement income system

DARP Paper
Happiness in Transition: The Case of Kyrgyzstan Ceema Zahra Namazie and Peter Sanfey
July 1998
Paper No' DARP 040:
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Tags: happiness; kyrgyzstan; transition; welfare

DARP Paper
Inequality, Welfare and Monotonicity Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
April 1997
Paper No' DARP 029:
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Tags: inequality; social welfare monotonicity

DARP Paper
Growing Apart: Inequality and Poverty Trends in Brazil in the 1980s Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield
August 1996
Paper No' DARP 023:
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Tags: inequality; poverty; income distribution; welfare; brazil

Economics of Industry Paper
Optimal Patent Renewals Francesca Cornelli and Mark Schankerman
January 1996
Paper No' EI 13:
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Tags: patents; renewal fees; r&d; welfare gains; productivity; firms.

DARP Paper
Welfare Judgements in the Presence Contaminated Data, (published in Econometrica, vol. 70 (2002), pp. 1221-1233) Frank A Cowell and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser January 1996
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Tags: welfare dominance; lorenz curve; robustness