The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

Paperback | March 17, 2011

EditorWiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Timothy M. Smeeding

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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 impressivearray 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 andresearchers alike.

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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 impressivearray of original research on topics ranging fro...

Wiemer Salverda initiated the LoWER network in 1995 to bring together Europe's leading scholars on low pay and earnings inequality. With the help of the European Community's research funding, the network has been a prolific organizer of meetings and a fertile producer of publications. Moving from the University of Groningen's Economic...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:March 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199606064

ISBN - 13:9780199606061

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Part 1 Inequality: Overview, Concepts and Measurement1. Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan and Timothy M. Smeeding: Introduction: The scope and worries of economic inequality2. John E. Roemer: Concepts and theories of inequality3. Stephen Jenkins and Philippe van Kerm: The measurement of economic inequalityPart 2 The Extent of Inequality4. Andrea Brandolini and Timothy M. Smeeding: Income inequality5. Andrew Glyn: Functional and personal distribution6. James B. Davies: Wealth and economic inequality7. Andrew Leigh: High incomes and inequalityPart 3 Earnings inequality8. Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn: Inequality and earnings distribution9. Julia Lane: Inequality and the labour market: employers10. Jelle Visser and Daniele Checchi: Inequality and the labour market: unions11. Claudio Lucifora and Wiemer Salverda: Low pay12. Mary B. Gregory: Gender and economic inequalityPart 4 Dimensions of inequality13. Brian Nolan and Ive Marx: Inequality, poverty and exclusion14. Nancy Folbre: Inequality, consumption and time use15. Bernard van Praag and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell: Inequality and happiness16. Andrew Leigh, Christopher Jencks and Timothy M. Smeeding: Health and economic inequalities17. Stephen Machin: Inequality and educationPart 5 The Dynamics of Inequality18. Gary Burtless: Demographic transformation and economic inequality19. Klaus F. Zimmermann and Martin Kahanec: International migration, ethnicity and economic inequality20. Anders Bjorklund and Markus Jantti: Intergenerational economic inequality21. Richard V. Burkhauser and Kenneth A. Couch: Intragenerational inequality and intertemporal mobilityPart 6 Global perspectives on inequality22. Sarah Voitchovsky: Inequality, growth and sectoral change23. Richard B. Freeman: Trade, skills and globalization24. Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Martin Ravallion: Poverty and Inequality: The Global ContextPart 7 Can inequalities be changed?25. Gosta Esping-Andersen and John Myles: Economic inequality and the welfare state26. Nolan McCarty and Jonas Pontusson: Inequality and policy making27. John E. Roemer: Prospects for achieving equality in market economies

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Review from previous edition: "The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality assembles a star-studded cast and, with an Editors' Introduction, 26 distinct chapters, and over 700 pages of text, it delivers a massive compilation. The objective is to provide 'an overview and evaluation of thecurrent state of international research on economic inequality' and 'to add new insights and open up novel perspectives for further research.' And it succeeds." --Lars Osberg, Review of Income and Wealth