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Inequality, growth, and poverty in an era of liberalization and globalization

Author: Giovanni Andrea Cornia
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: UNU-WIDER studies in development economics.
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Based on a review of relevant literature and an econometric analysis of inequality indexes, this volume provides the systematic analysis of the changes in within-country income inequality over years.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Andrea Cornia
ISBN: 0199271410 9780199271412
OCLC Number: 316437326
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 p. ; 24cm.
Contents: PART I: INCOME DISTRIBUTION TRENDS,THEORIES AND POLICIES; 1. Inequality, Growth and Poverty: An Overview of Changes over the Last Two Decades; 2. Income Distribution Changes and Their Impact in the Post-World War II period; PART II: TRADITIONAL CAUSES OF INEQUALITY: STILL RELEVANT FOR EXPLAINING ITS RISE IN THE 1980S-90S?; 3. Land Ownership Inequality and the Income Distribution Consequences of Economic Growth; 4. Does Educational Achievement Help Explain Income Inequality?; 5. Rural and Urban Income and Poverty: Does Convergence Between Sectors Offset Divergence within Them?; PART III. RECENT FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME; 6. Globalization, Technology and Income Inequality: A Critical Analysis; 7. External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Distribution in Latin America and Elsewhere; 8. Labour Market Institutions and Income Inequality: What are the New Insights after the Washington Consensus?; 9. Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget; 10. Income Distribution and Tax and Government Social Spending Policies in Developing Countries; 11. The Impact of Adjustment Related Social Funds on Income Distribution and Poverty; PART IV. COUNTRY CASE STUDIES; 12. Reducing Poverty and Inequality in India: Has Liberalization Helped?; 13. Factor Shares and Resource Booms: Accounting for the Evolution of Venezuelan Inequality; 14. The Impact of Financial Liberalization and the Rise of Financial Rents on Income Inequality: The Case of Turkey; 15. The Changing Nature of Inequality in South Africa; 16. Growth, Structural Change and Inequality: The Experience of Thailand; Index
Series Title: UNU-WIDER studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia.

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... provides a systematic analysis of the changes in within-country income inequality over the last twenty years. Oxfam Development Resources Review

 
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