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

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Overview

This volume will be valuable to academics, researchers, and students in economics and other social sciences, and governmental and non-governmental organizations working on development issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199271412
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/20/2004
  • 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)

Meet the Author

Giovanni Andrea Cornia is currently professor of economics at the University of Florence. Before this, he was the Director of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) in Helsinki (1995-2000), and Director of the Economic and Social Policy Research Programme at the International Child Development Centre (the world-wide research centre of UNICEF) in Florence (1989-95). He was also the Chief Economist at UNICEF Headquarters in New York (1981-89) and held research positions at UNCTAD, UNECE (with a long spell at ECLAC in Santiago) and the Economic Studies Centre of FIAT.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
List of Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Inequality, Growth, and Poverty: An Overview of Changes over the Last Two Decades 3
2 Income Distribution Changes and Their Impact in the Post-Second World War Period 26
3 Landownership Inequality and the Income Distribution Consequences of Economic Growth 57
4 Does Educational Achievement Help Explain Income Inequality? 81
5 Rural and Urban Income Inequality and Poverty: Does Convergence between Sectors Offset Divergence within Them? 112
6 Globalization, Technology, and Income Inequality: A Critical Analysis 145
7 External Liberalization, Economic Performance, and Distribution in Latin America and Elsewhere 166
8 Labour Market Institutions and Income Inequality: What are the New Insights after the Washington Consensus? 197
9 Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget 221
10 Income Distribution and Tax and Government Social-Spending Policies in Developing Countries 249
11 The Impact of Adjustment-Related Social Funds on Income Distribution and Poverty 271
12 Reducing Poverty and Inequality in India: Has Liberalization Helped? 297
13 Factor Shares and Resource Booms: Accounting for the Evolution of Venezuelan Inequality 327
14 The Impact of Financial Liberalization and the Rise of Financial Rents on Income Inequality: The Case of Turkey 355
15 The Changing Nature of Inequality in South Africa 376
16 Growth, Structural Change, and Inequality: The Experience of Thailand 405
Index 429
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