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The economics of rising inequalities

Author: Daniel Cohen; Thomas Piketty; Gilles Saint-Paul
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The Economics of Rising Inequalities brings together work by leading economists on the rise of inequality in the United States and some European countries that has been observed in the last two decades. These contributions are both theoretical and empirical, and address topics such as the role of organizational change at the firm level, the political economy of inequality and redistributive institutions, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Aufsatzsammlung
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Cohen; Thomas Piketty; Gilles Saint-Paul
ISBN: 0199254028 9780199254026 9780198727736 0198727739
OCLC Number: 49942424
Description: xii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Markets and institutions 1. Distribution of earnings in Spain during the 1980s: the effects of skill, unemployment, and union power / Olympia Bover, Samuel Bentolila, Manuel Arellano --
2. Earnings inequality in Portugal and Spain: constrasts and similarities / Olga Canto, Ana R. Cardoso, Juan F. Jimeno --
3. Changes in unemployment and wage inequality: an alternative theory and some evidence / Daron Acemoglu --
4. Does competition at school matter? A view based upon the Italian and Japanese experiences / Giorgio Brunello and Tsuneo Ishikawa --
5. Causes of the 'youth employment problem': a (labour) supply side view / Etienne Wasmer --
6. Pareto-improving immigration in an economy with equilibrium unemployment / Javier Ortega --
pt. II. Lifetime inequalities and the scope for redistribution 7. Consumption inequality and income uncertainty / Richard Blundell, Ian Preston --
8. Income redistribution within the libe cycle versus between individuals: empiracle evidence using Swedish panel data / Anders Bjorklund, Marten Palme --
9. Earning dispersion, low pay and household poverty in Itaty, 1977-98 / Andrea Brandolini, Piero Cipollone, Paolo Sestito --
10. Changes in home production and trends in economic inequality / Peter Gottschalk, Susan E. Maye. 11. Unequal societies: income distribution and the social contract / Roland Benabou --
.12 Umemployment, specialization, and collectice preferences for social insurance / John Hassler, Jose V. Rodrigues Mora, Kjetil Storesletten, Fabrizio Zilibotti.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Cohen, Thomas Piketty and Gilles Saint-Paul.
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