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Changing inequalities in rich countries: analytical and comparative perspectives

Salverda, Weimer, Nolan, Brian, Checchi, Daniele, Marx, Ive, McKnight, Abigail, Tóth, István György and van de Werfhorst, Herman G., eds. (2014) Changing inequalities in rich countries: analytical and comparative perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199687435

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Captures and investigates inequality trends in income, wealth, education, and the labour market. Provides detailed information on inequality experiences across 30 countries examining trends over 30 years. Combines statistically sophisticated comparative analysis with evidence from individual countries experiences. Complements the volume 'Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences'. There has been a remarkable upsurge of debate about increasing inequalities and their societal implications, reinforced by the economic crisis but bubbling to the surface before it. This has been seen in popular discourse, media coverage, political debate, and research in the social sciences. The central questions addressed by this book, and the major research project GINI on which it is based, are: - Have inequalities in income, wealth and education increased over the past 30 years or so across the rich countries, and if so why? - What are the social, cultural and political impacts of increasing inequalities in income, wealth and education? - What are the implications for policy and for the future development of welfare states? In seeking to answer these questions, this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach that draws on economics, sociology, and political science, and applies this approach to learning from the experiences over the last three decades of European countries together with the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, and South Korea. It combines comparative research with lessons from specific country experiences, and highlights the challenges in seeking to adequately assess the factors underpinning increasing inequalities and in identify the channels through which these may impact on key social and political outcomes, as well as the importance of framing inequality trends and impacts in the institutional and policy context of the country in question.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2014 Oxford University Press
Divisions: STICERD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 12:14

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