In this volume, the author seeks to analyze various aspects of growing inequality of income in society. What is income inequality? How is it measured? How does it relate to poverty? The author addresses these and other conceptual issues in the book.
Labor economist Ryscavage looks at a number of indexes for the measurement and describes the growth of inequality since World War II. Finding that all ways of looking at income describe growing inequality, he explores future trends, makes international comparisons, and recommends policy solutions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A comprehensive overview of the president's policy-making role and the way this role structures the president's interaction with other institutions of government. The book concludes with a discussion of the issues of accountability and policy leadership.