Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

by Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Timothy M. Smeeding
     
 


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 toSee more details below

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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

1 Introduction Wiemer Salverda Salverda, Wiemer Brian Nolan Nolan, Brian Timothy M. Smeeding Smeeding, Timothy M. 3

2 Equality: Its Justification, Nature, and Domain John E. Roemer Roemer, John E. 23

3 The Measurement of Economic Inequality Stephen P. Jenkins Jenkins, Stephen P. Philippe Van Kerm Van Kerm, Philippe 40

4 Income Inequality in Richer and OECD Countries Andrea Brandolini Brandolini, Andrea Timothy M. Smeeding Smeeding, Timothy M. 71

5 Functional Distribution and Inequality Andrew Glyn Glyn, Andrew 101

6 Wealth and Economic Inequality James B. Davies Davies, James B. 127

7 Top Incomes Andrew Leigh Leigh, Andrew 150

8 Inequality and Earnings Distribution Francine D. Blau Blau, Francine D. Lawrence M. Kahn Kahn, Lawrence M. 177

9 Inequality and the Labor Market: Employers Julia Lane Lane, Julia 204

10 Inequality and the Labor Market: Unions Jelle Visser Visser, Jelle Daniele Checchi Checchi, Daniele 230

11 Low Pay Claudio Lucifora Lucifora, Claudio Wiemer Salverda Salverda, Wiemer 257

12 Gender and Economic Inequality Mary Gregory Gregory, Mary 284

13 Economic Inequality, Poverty, and Social Exclusion Brian Nolan Nolan, Brian Ive Marx Marx, Ive 315

14 Inequality and Time Use in the Household Nancy Folbre Folbre, Nancy 342

15 Inequality and Happiness Bernard Van Praag Van Praag, Bernard Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada 364

16 Health and Economic Inequality Andrew Leigh Leigh, Andrew Christopher Jencks Jencks, Christopher Timothy M. Smeeding Smeeding, Timothy M. 384

17 Education and Inequality Stephen Machin Machin, Stephen 406

18 Demographic Transformation and Economic Inequality Gary Burtless Burtless, Gary 435

19International Migration, Ethnicity, and Economic Inequality Martin Kahanec Kahanec, Martin Klaus F. Zimmermann Zimmermann, Klaus F. 455

20 Intergenerational Income Mobility and the Role of Family Background Anders Bjorklund Bjorklund, Anders Markus Jantti Jantti, Markus 491

21 Intragenerational Inequality and Intertemporal Mobility Richard V. Burkhauser Burkhauser, Richard V. Kenneth A. Couch Couch, Kenneth A. 522

22 Inequality and Economic Growth Sarah Voitchovsky Voitchovsky, Sarah 549

23 Globalization and Inequality Richard B. Freeman Freeman, Richard B. 575

24 Poverty and Inequality: The Global Context Francisco H. G. Ferreira Ferreira, Francisco H. G. Martin Ravallion Ravallion, Martin 599

25 Economic Inequality and the Welfare State Gosta Esping-Andersen Esping-Andersen, Gosta John Myles Myles, John 639

26 The Political Economy of Inequality and Redistribution Nolan McCarty McCarty, Nolan Jonas Pontusson Pontusson, Jonas 665

27 Prospects for Achieving Equality in Market Economies John E. Roemer Roemer, John E. 693

Index 709

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