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Economic Inequality and Income Distribution - D.G. Champernowne

Economic Inequality and Income Distribution

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Published: 13th March 1999
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Economic inequality has become a focus of prime interest for economic analysts and policy makers. This book provides an integrated approach to the topics of inequality and personal income distribution. It covers the practical and theoretical bases for inequality analysis, applications to real world problems and the foundations of theoretical approaches to income distribution. It also analyses models of the distribution of labour earnings and of income from wealth. The long-run development of income - and wealth - distribution over many generations is also examined. Special attention is given to an assessment of the merits and weaknesses of standard economic models, to illustrating the implications of distributional mechanisms using real data and illustrative examples, and to providing graphical interpretation of formal arguments. Examples are drawn from US, UK and international sources.

Preface
Why bother about inequality?
Steps in the study of economic inequality
Inequality and history
Inequality, meaning and measurement
Social welfare and inequality analysis
Determinants of economic inequality
The distribution of income from employment
The dynamics of earnings
The distribution of wealth
Fantastic models of wealth distribution
Stochastic models of wealth and income distribution
Policy
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521580557
ISBN-10: 0521580552
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 13th March 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 1.01