Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||HB523 .P386 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2008006701|
Various measures of inequality that have been proposed in the literature are discussed. These fall into two categories: those that measure in some objective sense—positive measures that make no explicit use of any concept of social welfare and those that measure in terms of a normative notion of social welfare and the loss incurred from unequal distribution. Economic inequality covers a wide variety of topics. It mainly refers to either income distribution or the distribution of wealth. Besides measurements between countries or states, there are important types of economic inequality between groups of people. Important types of economic measurements focus on wealth, income, and consumption. In this classic text, first published in , Amartya Sen relates the theory of welfare economics to the study of economic inequality. He presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. ● Earnings Dispersion ● Overall Income Inequality ● Poverty ● Top Income Shares ● Wealth Inequality This Chartbook presents the empirical evidence about long-run changes in economic inequality. The chartbook covers 25 countries – often over the course of more than one hundred years.
Anyone who has been put off by the French economist's overblown and overly long book on inequality now has a succinct alternative, The Globalization of Inequality. In a mere pages, Francois Bourguignon provides a measured introduction to what is right and what is wrong about current trends in the dispersion of incomes.". Books in series. What Drives Inequality?, Volume 27; Inequality, Taxation and Intergenerational Transmission, Volume 26; Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 25; Inequality after the 20th Century: Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ Meeting, Volume 24; Measurement of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility, Volume Measuring economic inequality Summary The context Economic inequality: Preliminary observations. Functional and Personal Distribution of Income. Functional income distribution | the returns to di erent factors of production (labor, capital, land). Need to know who owns the di erent factors. In a new book, “Capital and Ideology” (currently available only in French) Mr Piketty calls for a 90% tax on wealth, such is the scale of the inequality crisis. .
In this book, leading US scholar and activist Chuck Collins succinctly diagnoses the causes and drivers of rampant inequality, and demolishes simplistic theories that hold that current inequalities are primarily the result of technological change and globalization or differences in merit. Thus inequality of incomes helps capital formation in a country. Measures to Reduce Inequalities: In the present era of social and political awakening, it has become a major plank of political policy that inequalities of incomes should be reduced, if not eliminated. This book, which was first published in , presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of the measurement of economic inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements. In a new annexe added in , which is as large as the original book, Amartya Sen. Government Policies to Reduce Income Inequality. Principles of Economics 2e Government Policies to Reduce Income Inequality. Table of contents. My highlights. Print. Table of contents. Preface; 1 Welcome to Economics! Introduction; What Is Economics, and Why Is It Important? Microeconomics and Macroeconomics; How.