Inequality And Poverty Re-examined

Paperback | September 21, 2007

EditorStephen P. Jenkins, John Micklewright

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The issues surrounding poverty and inequality continue to be of central concern to academics, politicians and policy makers but the way in which we seek to study and understand them continues to change over time. This accessible new book seeks to provide a guide to some of the new approachesthat have been developed in the light of international initiatives to reduce poverty and the notable increases in income inequality and poverty that have occurred across many western countries in recent years. These new approaches have to some degree been facilitated by the emergence of newtechniques and a growing availability of data that enables cross national comparisons not only of income variables but also of measures of welfare such as education achievement, nutritional status in developing countries and wealth and deprivation indicators in the developed world. Includingspecially commissioned research from a distinguished list of international authors, this volume makes a real contribution to the public debate surrounding inequality and poverty as well as providing new empirical information about them from around the world.

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The issues surrounding poverty and inequality continue to be of central concern to academics, politicians and policy makers but the way in which we seek to study and understand them continues to change over time. This accessible new book seeks to provide a guide to some of the new approachesthat have been developed in the light of inte...

Stephen P. Jenkins is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK, and Chairperson of the Council of the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth. His current research focuses on income and labour market dynamics, and survival analysis. John Micklewri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:September 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Stephen P. Jenkins and John Micklewright: New Directions in the Analysis of Inequality and PovertyConceptual Issues2. Martin Ravallion: Inequality is Bad for the Poor3. Andrea Brandolini: Measurement of Income Distribution in Supranational Entities: The Case of the European Union4. Ann Harding, Rachel Lloyd, and Neil Warren: Beyond Conventional Measures of Income: Including Indirect Benefits and Taxes5. Peter Burton, Shelley Phipps, and Frances Woolley: Inequality Within the Household ReconsideredMultiple Dimensions6. John Micklewright and Sylke Schnepf: Inequality of Learning in Industrialised Countries7. Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan: On the Multidimensionality of Poverty and Social Exclusion8. Lorenzo Cappellari and Stephen P. Jenkins: Summarizing Multiple Deprivation Indicators9. Jean-Yves Duclos, David Sahn, and Stephen Younger: Robust Multidimensional Poverty Comparisons with Discrete Indicators of Well-BeingPublic Policy10. Holly Sutherland, Horacio Levy, and Christine Lietz: A Guaranteed Income for Europe's Children?11. Stephen Bazen: The Impact of Minimum Wages on the Distribution of Earnings and Employment in the USA12. Alison L. Booth and Mark Bryan: Minimum Wages, Training, and the Distribution of Earnings13. Bernd Sussmuth and Robert K. von Weizsacker: Government Debt and the Portfolios of the Rich