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Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement : RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES - Jacques Silber

Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement

RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES

By: Jacques Silber (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1999
ISBN: 9780792385745
Number Of Pages: 654

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Amartya Sen "Equality," I spoke the word As if a wedding vow Ah, but I was so much older then, I am younger than that now. Thus sang Bob Dylan in 1964. Approbation of equality varies not only with our age (though it is not absolutely clear in which direction the values may shift over one's life time), but also with the spirit of the times. The 1960s were good years for singing in praise of equality. The spirit of the present times would probably be better reflected by melodies in admiration of the Federal Reserve System. And yet the technical literature on the evaluation and measurement of economic inequality has grown remarkably over the last three decades. Even as actual economic policies (especially in North America and Europe) have tended to move towards focusing on virtues other than the avoidance of economic inequality, the professional literature on assessing and gauging economic inequality has taken quite a jump forward. A great many different problems have been addressed and effectively sorted out, and new problems continue to be posed and analyzed. The Contents: A Review Jacques Silber has done a great service to the subject by producing this collection of admirablyhelpful and illuminating papers on different aspects of the measurement of income inequality. The reach of this collection is quite remarkable. Along with a thorough overview from the editor himself, the major areas in this complex field have been carefully examined and accessibly discussed.

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction: Thirty Years of Intensive Research on Income Inequalityp. 1
The Rational Foundations of Income Inequality Measurementp. 19
Comment
Linking the Functional and Personal Distributions of Incomep. 101
Comment
Income Inequality Measurement: The Normative Approachp. 133
Comment
Measuring Inequality: The Axiomatic Approachp. 163
Comment
The Mathematical Foundations of Inequality Analysisp. 187
Comment
Stochastic Dominance and the Lorenz Curvep. 199
Comment
The Measurement of Income Inequality: The Subjective Approachp. 227
Comment
Income Inequality Measurement: The Statistical Approachp. 245
Comment
Estimation of Inequality Indicesp. 269
Comment
Parametric Approximations of the Lorenz Curvep. 291
Comment
Tests of Significance for Lorenz Partial Ordersp. 315
Comment
How Do Income Sources Affect Income Inequality?p. 341
Comment
Inequality Decomposition by Population Subgroups and the Analysis of Interdistributional Inequalityp. 363
Comment
Equivalence Scales and Inequalityp. 405
Comment
Multidimensioned Approaches to Welfare Analysisp. 437
Comment
Redistributional Effects of Progressive Income Taxesp. 485
Comment
Lifetime versus Annual Income Distributionp. 513
Comment
Horizontal Inequity Measurement: A Basic Reassessmentp. 535
Comment
The Measurement of Income Mobility: An Introduction to the Literaturep. 557
Comment
Inequality, Welfare and Poverty: Three Interrelated Phenomenap. 599
Comment
Epilogue: Reflections on Income Inequality Measurementp. 635
Indexp. 639
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ISBN: 9780792385745
ISBN-10: 0792385748
Series: RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 654
Published: 31st August 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.07

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