On Economic Inequality

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byAmartya Sen, James Foster

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First published in 1973, this book presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements. In a new introduction, Amartya Sen, jointly with James Foster, critically surveys the literature that followed the r s1ication of this book, and also evaluates the main analytical issues in the appraisal of economic inequality and poverty.

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This book, first published in 1973, presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements.

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First published in 1973, this book presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements. In a new introduction, Amartya Sen, jointly wi...

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This book, first published in 1973, presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements.

Amartya Sen is at Harvard University. James Foster is at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.07 × 5.31 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198281935

ISBN - 13:9780198281931

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This book, first published in 1973, presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements.

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`The Annexe provides a superbly coherent and lucid discussion of the major issues in the literature on economic inequality since the publication of Sen's classic On Economic Inequality in 1973. The significance and scope of the contributions reviewed is assessed with typical insight andclarity.'Sudhir Anand, St. Catherine's College, Oxford