Inequality, Growth, and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Inequality, Growth, and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

by Giovanni Andrea Cornia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199271410

ISBN-13: 9780199271412

Pub. Date: 05/20/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Based on an extensive review of relevant literature and an econometric analysis of inequality indexes, this volume provides the first systematic analysis of the changes in within-country income inequality over the last twenty years. In particular, it shows that inequality worsened in seventy per cent of the 73 developed, developing, and transitional countries

Overview

Based on an extensive review of relevant literature and an econometric analysis of inequality indexes, this volume provides the first systematic analysis of the changes in within-country income inequality over the last twenty years. In particular, it shows that inequality worsened in seventy per cent of the 73 developed, developing, and transitional countries analysed, and evaluates possible causes for this widespread rise in income inequality. The book goes on to offer the first empirical assessment of the relation between policies towards liberalization and globalization and income inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199271412
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2004
Series:
WIDER Studies in Development Economics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INCOME DISTRIBUTION TRENDS,THEORIES AND POLICIES
1. Inequality, Growth and Poverty: An Overview of Changes over the Last Two Decades, Giovanni Andrea Cornia
2. Income Distribution Changes and Their Impact in the Post-World War II period, Income Distribution Changes and Their Impact in the Post-World War II period Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Tony Addison with Sampsa Kiiski
PART II: TRADITIONAL CAUSES OF INEQUALITY: STILL RELEVANT FOR EXPLAINING ITS RISE IN THE 1980s-90s?
3. Land Ownership Inequality and the Income Distribution Consequences of Economic Growth, Michael Carter
4. Does Educational Achievement Help Explain Income Inequality?, Daniele Checchi
5. Rural and Urban Income and Poverty: Does Convergence Between Sectors Offset Divergence within Them?, Michael Lipton and Rob Eastwood
PART III. RECENT FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME
6. Globalization, Technology and Income Inequality: A Critical Analysis, Ajit Singh and Rahul Dhumale
7. External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Distribution in Latin America and Elsewhere, Lance Taylor
8. Labour Market Institutions and Income Inequality: What are the New Insights after the Washington Consensus?, Rolph van der Hoeven and Catherine Saget
9. Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget, Anthony B. Atkinson
10. Income Distribution and Tax and Government Social Spending Policies in Developing Countries, Ke-young Chu, Amid Davoodi and Sanjeev Gupta
11. The Impact of Adjustment Related Social Funds on Income Distribution and Poverty, Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Sanjay Reddy
PART IV. COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
12. Reducing Poverty and Inequality in India: Has Liberalization Helped?, Raghbendra Jha
13. Factor Shares and Resource Booms: Accounting for the Evolution of Venezuelan Inequality, Francisco Rodriguez
14. The Impact of Financial Liberalization and the Rise of Financial Rents on Income Inequality: The Case of Turkey, Erinc Yeldan
15. The Changing Nature of Inequality in South Africa, Carolyn Jenkins and Lynne Thomas
16. Growth, Structural Change and Inequality: The Experience of Thailand, Isra Sarntisart
Index

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