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Offer, Avner

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Works: 41 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 2,501 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D635, 940.3113
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Most widely held works by Avner Offer
The First World War, an agrarian interpretation by Avner Offer ( Book )
32 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The challenge of affluence : self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950 by Avner Offer ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Avner Offer argues that a sense of well-being has lagged behind affluence in these societies because they present an environment in which consistent choices are difficult to achieve and in which the capacity for personal and social commitment is undermined by the flow of novelty. His approach draws on economics and social science, makes use of the latest cognitive research, and provides a detailed and reasoned critique of modern consumer society, especially the assumption that freedom of choice necessarily maximizes individual and social well-being."--BOOK JACKET
Property and politics, 1870-1914 : landownership, law, ideology, and urban development in England by Avner Offer ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In pursuit of the quality of life ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is wealth the same as happiness? How is the quality of life to be evaluated, measured, and most importantly, achieved? The authors provide provocative and engaging answers to these questions in this new, multidisciplinary and pragmatic approach to an important area of social research. Taking the individual as the point of departure, the authors consider both objective circumstances and their subjective impact on people's lives. Prominent authors from an array of different academic disciplines discuss the quality of life as viewed from their distinctive perspectives: these include the psychology of subjective well-being, destitution and basic needs, the environment, women and the family, illness and health, employment and work, and the role of the state
Insecurity, inequality, and obesity in affluent societies ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English-speaking market-liberal societies have higher levels of obesity, and also higher levels of labour and product market competition, which induce uncertainty and anxiety. This book investigates this, utilising many disciplines, and the concluding contribution presents statistical evidence for its validity at the aggregate level
Why has the public sector grown so large in market societies? : the political economy of prudence in the UK, c.1870-2000 by Avner Offer ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sod house vs. the manor house : British and overseas farming 1870-1914 by Avner Offer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epidemics of abundance : overeating and slimming in the USA and Britain since the 1950s by Avner Offer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between the gift and the market : the economy of regard by Avner Offer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American automobile frenzy of the 1950s by Avner Offer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic welfare measurements and human well-being by Avner Offer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The markup for lemons : quality and uncertainty in American and British used-car markets c.1953-1973 by Avner Offer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Thompson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Avner Offer interviews historian Michael Thompson
Charles Feinstein (1932 -2004) and British historical national accounts by Avner Offer ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British manual workers : from producers to consumers, c. 1950 -2000 by Avner Offer ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obesity under affluence varies by welfare regimes : the effect of fast food, insecurity, and inequality by Avner Offer ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Thompson interviewed by Avner Offer by F. M. L Thompson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why has the public sector grown so large in market societies? : the political economy of prudence in the UK, C. 1870 - 2000 ; based on an inaugural lecture for the Chichele Chair in economic history, presented at the University of Oxford, 13 November 2001 ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The public sector allocates 40 percent of expenditure in Britain. Why do affluent consumers acquire so much welfare outside the market? If choice is affected by myopic bias, optimisation is costly, consumer choice is fallible, and collective consumption provides a ‘commitment device’. For a century after 1870, collective investment gave superior payoffs, and collective consumption grew faster than the economy. Public/ private standoffs were resolved against entrepreneurs. By the 1970s, prudential saturation set in, as public investment soared. Rising incomes, new goods, and falling prices shifted consumer preferences towards market provision, and crowded out the public sector. This shift supported investor capture of government, privatisation and de-regulation. Consumer expenditure increased, while prudential investment declined sharply. In consequence, Victorian-style public/private standoffs have emerged again, with prudential crises in pensions, education, health, communications, and transport. These will need to be resolved once again by means of political competition
Economic welfare measurements and human well-being/ Avner Offer ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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