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Explaining Inequality

Author: Maurizio Franzini; Mario Pianta
Publisher: : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Franzini, Maurizio
Explaining Inequality
: Taylor and Francis,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Franzini; Mario Pianta
ISBN: 9781317561026 1317561023
OCLC Number: 935253399
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (127 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of illustrations; 1 Four engines of inequality; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The four engines of inequality; 1.3 Changing views of inequality; 1.4 Why inequality matters; 2 Capital, labour and the distribution of income; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Capital vs. labour; 2.3 The problem of the very rich; 2.4 The distribution of household income; 2.5 Inequality within labour income; 2.6 Inequalities at the regional and world level; 2.7 Inequalities in wealth; 3 Family matters; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Inherited wealth; 3.3 Family background and labour income 3.4 Channels of inter-generational transmission of inequality3.5 Equality of opportunity across generations; 4 Explaining inequality; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The dynamics of capital; 4.3 Capital, income and the engines of inequality; 4.4 The power of capital over labour; 4.5 Oligarch capitalism; 4.6 The individualisation of economic and social conditions; 4.7 The retreat of politics; 5 Policies for a more equal society; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Why should inequality be reduced?; 5.3 How can inequality be reduced?; 5.4 The implementation of egalitarian policies; Bibliography; Index

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'This book provides a timely and incisive study of inequality. While Piketty's opus was fundamental in providing evidence for the rising trend in inequality, this short book looks at different Read more...

 
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