Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

by Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Timothy M. Smeeding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199231370

ISBN-13: 9780199231379

Pub. Date: 04/26/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality presents a new and challenging analysis of economic inequality, focusing primarily on economic inequality in highly developed countries. Bringing together the world's top scholars this comprehensive and authoritative volume contains an impressive array of original research on topics ranging from gender to happiness, from

Overview

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality presents a new and challenging analysis of economic inequality, focusing primarily on economic inequality in highly developed countries. Bringing together the world's top scholars this comprehensive and authoritative volume contains an impressive array of original research on topics ranging from gender to happiness, from poverty to top incomes, and from employers to the welfare state. The authors give their view on the state-of-the-art of scientific research in their fields of expertise and add their own stimulating visions on future research. Ideal as an overview of the latest, cutting-edge research on economic inequality, this is a must have reference for students and researchers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199231379
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2009
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Inequality: Overview, Concepts and Measurement
1. Introduction: The scope and worries of economic inequality, Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan and Timothy M. Smeeding
2. Concepts and theories of inequality, John E. Roemer
3. The measurement of economic inequality, Stephen Jenkins and Philippe van Kerm
Part 2 The Extent of Inequality
4. Income inequality, Andrea Brandolini and Timothy M. Smeeding
5. Functional and personal distribution, Andrew Glyn
6. Wealth and economic inequality, James B. Davies
7. High incomes and inequality, Andrew Leigh
Part 3 Earnings inequality
8. Inequality and earnings distribution, Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn
9. Inequality and the labour market: employers, Julia Lane
10. Inequality and the labour market: unions, Jelle Visser and Daniele Checchi
11. Low pay, Claudio Lucifora and Wiemer Salverda
12. Gender and economic inequality, Mary B. Gregory
Part 4 Dimensions of inequality
13. Inequality, poverty and exclusion, Brian Nolan and Ive Marx
14. Inequality, consumption and time use, Nancy Folbre
15. Inequality and happiness, Bernard van Praag and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
16. Health and economic inequalities, Andrew Leigh, Christopher Jencks and Timothy M. Smeeding
17. Inequality and education, Stephen Machin
Part 5 The Dynamics of Inequality
18. Demographic transformation and economic inequality, Gary Burtless
19. International migration, ethnicity and economic inequality, Klaus F. Zimmermann and Martin Kahanec
20. Intergenerational economic inequality, Anders Bjorklund and Markus Jantti
21. Intragenerational inequality and intertemporal mobility, Richard V. Burkhauser and Kenneth A. Couch
Part 6 Global perspectives on inequality
22. Inequality, growth and sectoral change, Sarah Voitchovsky
23. Trade, skills and globalization, Richard B. Freeman
24. Poverty and Inequality: The Global Context, Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Martin Ravallion
Part 7 Can inequalities be changed?
25. Economic inequality and the welfare state, Gosta Esping-Andersen and John Myles
26. Inequality and policy making, Nolan McCarty and Jonas Pontusson
27. Prospects for achieving equality in market economies, John E. Roemer

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