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Income Distribution in Historical Perspective - Y. S. Brenner

Income Distribution in Historical Perspective

By: Y. S. Brenner (Editor), Hartmut Kaelble (Editor), Mark Thomas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th October 1991
ISBN: 9780521356473
Number Of Pages: 278

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In this volume a distinguished team of international contributors consider some of the central long-term issues raised by the problem of income distribution. The Kuznets curve - i.e. the notion that income distribution became increasingly unequal during the period of industrialisation, and progressively less unequal during the drive to maturity - lies at the centre of much of the analysis, and its relevance is discussed in a wide-ranging series of articles covering the British, Belgian, German, Australian, Austrian and American experiences. This volume is the first for many years to take such a broad, comparative approach to income distribution, and makes an important and authoritative contribution to an area of perennial debate.

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"All in all, this book makes good reading for those interested in economic history, in problems of income distribution (theory or measurement), or, better yet, in both." Journal of Comparative Economics

List of figures
List of tables
British inequality during the Industrial Revolution: accounting for the Kuznets curve
Wage differentials in Sweden, 1725-1950
Industrial wage differentials in nineteenth-century
Income inequality and industrialization in Germany, 1850-1913: the Kuznets hypothesis re-examined
The evolution of inequality in Australia in the nineteenth century
Gainful occupations and the inequality of pay: Vienna, 1780-1980
The distributional impact of the depression in the United States
Toward a comparative history of income and wealth inequality
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ISBN: 9780521356473
ISBN-10: 0521356474
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 25th October 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52