12.10 comparative fall10.ppt

12.10 comparative fall10.ppt - FMSC 381 December 10, 2010...

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FMSC 381 December 10, 2010
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Framework United States: laissez-faire approach, in line with distrust of gov’t programs and “rugged individualism” Europe/Canada/Australia: values “collective ideal” about individualism
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Different ways to measure poverty How do other countries measure poverty, relative to how it is measured in the US? What about rates of child poverty?
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Inequality How does US compare in measures of social distance and social exclusion, in comparison to other countries?
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Expenditures How do other countries expenditures differ from the US, especially in terms of how they affect poverty?
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Factors that drive poverty What are the factors that drive poverty in the US, compared to other countries? Relationship between low pay and poverty rates Relationship between social expenditures and poverty rates Effect of tax and social insurance policies
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Family law Family allowances* Paid job-protected leaves* Early childhood education benefits/services*
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 381 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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12.10 comparative fall10.ppt - FMSC 381 December 10, 2010...

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