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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)

Hardcover Published: 28th May 1998
ISBN: 9780521623025
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 new 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.

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgments
Notes on the contributors
Introductionp. 1
Escape from cittadella neoclassica: reflections on the work of Aldi Hagenaarsp. 13
Patterns of poverty in Europep. 25
Comparing poverty rates across countries: a case study of France and the United Kingdomp. 50
The distribution of welfare: inequality, earnings capacity, and household production in a comparative perspectivep. 75
Mobility and inequality in the 1980s: a cross-national comparison of the United States and Germanyp. 111
Poverty perceptions and the poverty linep. 179
Using subjective information in microeconomic modeling: an application to vacation behaviorp. 194
Well-being and labor market statusp. 211
Do inequality measures measure inequality?p. 233
Deprivation profiles and deprivation indicesp. 250
Poverty orderings for the Dalton utility-gap measuresp. 268
Changing welfare in a changing world?: income and expenditure inequalities in the Czech and Slovak republicsp. 286
The distribution of income, wealth, and economic security: the impact of unemployment insurance reforms in Canadap. 321
A structural model of the determinants of educational successp. 346
Equivalence scales and household welfare: what can be learned from household budget data?p. 364
Equivalence scales and the distribution of well-being across and within householdsp. 381
The incomes of UK women: limited progress towards equality with men?p. 398
Indexp. 418
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ISBN: 9780521623025
ISBN-10: 0521623022
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 28th May 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.76