- ISBN 10: 019957930X
- ISBN 13: 9780199579303
Including education has profound consequences, undergirding the case for the productivity of welfare state programs and the explanation for why all rich nations have large welfare states, and identifying US welfare state leadership. From 1968 through 2006, the United States swung right politically and lost its lead in education and opportunity, failed to adopt universal health insurance and experienced the most rapid explosion of health care costs and economic inequality in the rich world. The American welfare state faces large challenges. Restoring its historical lead in education is the most important but requires investing large sums in education, beginning with universal pre-school and in complementary programs that aid children's development.
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Format: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Date Published: April 2010
- Authors: Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater, Timothy Smeeding