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The Distribution of Welfare and Household Production : International Perspectives - Stephen P. Jenkins

The Distribution of Welfare and Household Production

International Perspectives

By: Stephen P. Jenkins (Editor), Arie Kapteyn (Editor), Bernard M. S. van Praag (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd December 2010
ISBN: 9780521168427
Number Of Pages: 446

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When the overall economic pie is not growing, then how it is shared out becomes more important. This book is a collection of empirical and theoretical papers by a distinguished set of international authors about the personal distribution of welfare and household production. Comparisons of poverty, income inequality and income capacity across countries in Europe and North America are the basis of Part I. Three chapters introduce subjective (non-monetary) approaches to the assessment of personal economic welfare. In Part III new results about the measurement of inequality and poverty are derived. Part V explores topics examining interactions between personal welfare and the resources derived from one's household, the labor market, and from the government through the tax and benefit system. The book reflects the interests of, and is a memorial to, the late Aldi Hagenaars.

Introduction
Escape from citadella neoclassica: reflections of the work of Aldi Hagenaars
Cross-National Comparisons of the Distribution of Welfare
Patterns of poverty in Europe
Comparing poverty rates across countries: a case study of France and the United Kingdom
The distribution of welfare: inequality, earnings capacity, and household production in a comparative perspective
Mobility and inequality in the 1980s: a cross-national comparison of the United States and Germany
Subjective Approaches to Welfare Measurement
Poverty perceptions and the poverty line
Using subjective information in macroeconomic modeling: an application to vacation behavior
Well-being and labor market status
Summarizing Welfare
Do inequality measures measure inequality?vG. S. Fields
Deprivation profiles and deprivation indices
Poverty orderings for the Dalton utility-gap measures
Changing welfare in a changing world? Income and expenditure inequalities in the Czech and Slovak Republics
The Household, Income, and Welfare
The distribution of income, wealth, and economic security: the impact of unemployment insurance reforms in Canada
A structural model of the determinants of educational success
Equivalence scales and the distribution of well-being across and within households
The incomes of UK women: limited progress towards equality with men?
Equivalence scales and household welfare: what can be learned from household budget
Index
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ISBN: 9780521168427
ISBN-10: 0521168422
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 23rd December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.65