Political Economy of Inequality

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ISBN
9781509528653
Nombre del producto:
Political Economy of Inequality
Fecha de edición:
15 mar. 2019
Número de Edición:
1
Autor:
Stilwell, Frank
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
290
Lugar de edición:
REINO UNIDO
Colección:
SIN COLECCIÓN
Encuadernación:
Rústica

During the last few decades, the gap between the incomes, wealth and living standards of rich and poor people has increased in most countries. Economic inequality has become a defining issue of our age.

In this book, leading political economist Frank Stilwell provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, causes, and consequences of this growing divide. He shows how we can understand inequalities of wealth and incomes, globally and nationally, examines the scale of the problem and explains how it affects our wellbeing. He also shows that, although governments are often committed to ‘growth at all costs’ and ‘trickle down’ economics, there are alternative public policies that could be used to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

Stilwell’s engaging and clear guide to the issues will be indispensable reading for all students, general readers and scholars interested in inequality in political economy, economics, public policy and beyond.

Contents

Preface

Preliminaries

1. Mind the Gap

2. Incomes, Wealth, Poverty and Equity
Patterns

3. Scales and Shapes of Inequality

4. Shifting Shares

5. Multi-dimensional Inequalities
Processes

6. Explaining Who Gets What

7. Driving the Disparities
Problems

8. Hazards to Handle: Opportunities to Grasp

9. Towards Happier Societies?
Policies

10. Redistribution

11. Progressive Pre-distribution

12. A Global Challenge
Prospects

13. Impediments to Equity

14. Making the Future

References

Index

Frank Stilwell is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

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