The Distribution of Welfare and Household Production: International Perspectives

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This book is all about personal living standards—how to measure them, how they compare across countries, and how they relate to the type of household in which people live, the labor market, and the tax benefit system. Nineteen chapters, all specially written for this book by a distinguished set of international authors, provide new empirical evidence based on large-scale household surveys for several countries, plus new theoretical research about how to measure and compare living standards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521623025
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/16/1998
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction S. Jenkins, A. Kapteyn, and B. van Praag; 2. Escape from citadella neoclassica: reflections of the work of Aldi Hagenaars J. Hartog; Part I. Cross-National Comparisons of the Distribution of Welfare: 3. Patterns of poverty in Europe A. J. M. Hagenaars, K. de Vos, and M. A. Zaidi; 4. Comparing poverty rates across countries: a case study of France and the United Kingdom A. B. Atkinson, K. Gardiner, V. Lechene, and H. Sutherland; 5. The distribution of welfare: inequality, earnings capacity, and household production in a comparative perspective P. Saunders, I. O'Connor, and T. Smeeding; 6. Mobility and inequality in the 1980s: a cross-national comparison of the United States and Germany R. V. Burkhauser, D. Holtz-Eakin, and S. E. Rhody; Part II. Subjective Approaches to Welfare Measurement: 7. Poverty perceptions and the poverty line Y. Amiel and F. Cowell; 8. Using subjective information in macroeconomic modeling: an application to vacation behavior P. Kooreman; 9. Well-being and labor market status I. Woittiez and J. J. M. Theeuwes; Part III. Summarizing Welfare: 10. Do inequality measures measure inequality? G. S. Fields; 11. Deprivation profiles and deprivation indices A. F. Shorrocks; 12. Poverty orderings for the Dalton utility-gap measures J. E. Foster and Y. Jin; 13. Changing welfare in a changing world? Income and expenditure inequalities in the Czech and Slovak Republics T. I. Garner; Part IV. The Household, Income, and Welfare: 14. The distribution of income, wealth, and economic security: the impact of unemployment insurance reforms in Canada L. Osberg, S. Erksoy, and S. Phipps; 15. A structural model of the determinants of educational success R. Haveman, K. Wilson, and B. Wolfe; 16. Equivalence scales and the distribution of well-being across and within households D. S. Johnson; 17. The incomes of UK women: limited progress towards equality with men? S. P. Jenkins and N. C. O'Leary; 18. Equivalence scales and household welfare: what can be learned from household budget data? R. Blundell; Index.

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