Thinking about inequality [electronic resource] : personal judgment and income distributions / Y. Amiel. and F.A. Cowell.Material type: TextPublication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 181 p.) : illISBN: 0511011326 (electronic bk.); 9780511011320 (electronic bk.); 0511116136 (electronic bk.); 9780511116131 (electronic bk.); 9780511492266 (electronic bk.); 051149226X (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Income distribution | Equality | Poverty | Revenu -- R�epartition | In�egalit�e sociale | Pauvret�e | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics | Inkomensverdeling | Sociale ongelijkheid | Einkommensverteilung | Einkommensunterschied | Armut | Selbsteinsch�atzungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thinking about inequality.DDC classification: 339.2 LOC classification: HB523 | .A45 1999ebOther classification: 83.14 | QV 300 | QX 200 | WIR 065f Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -177) and index.
1. Introduction -- 2. What is inequality? The economists' view -- 3. An investigative strategy -- 4. What is inequality? The students' view -- 5. Income and welfare -- 6. Income change -- 7. Poverty -- 8. A cross-cultural perspective -- 9. Thinking again about inequality -- App. A. Inequality analysis: a summary of concepts and results -- App. B. The questionnaires.
"What is inequality? In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the subject that has yielded a substantial body of formal tools and results for income-distribution analysis. But does the standard axiomatic structure coincide with public perceptions of inequality? Or is the economist's concept of inequality a thing apart, perpetuated through serial brainwashing in the way the subject is studied and taught? Amiel and Cowell examine the evidence from a large international questionnaire experiment using student respondents. Along with basic 'cake-sharing' issues, related questions involving social welfare rankings, the relationship between inequality and overall income growth and the meaning of poverty comparisons are considered."--Jacket.
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