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New markets, new opportunities? : economic and social mobility in a changing world

Author: Nancy Birdsall; Carol Graham; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace : Brookings Institution Press, ©2000.
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New markets, new opportunities?
Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace : Brookings Institution Press, c2000
(OCoLC)652388430
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Birdsall; Carol Graham; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
ISBN: 081570917X 9780815709176
OCLC Number: 42476804
Description: x, 331 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1, Issues and concepts. Mobility and markets: conceptual issues and policy questions / Nancy Birdsall and Carol Graham --
Opportunity in the United States: myth or reality? / Isabel V. Sawhill --
Reflections on mobility and social justice, economic efficiency, and individual responsibility / Joseph E. Stiglitz. Part II, Defining and measuring mobility. Social mobility: concepts and measurement / Jere R. Behrman --
Income mobility: concepts and measures / Gary S. Fields. Part III, Economics and opportunity. Intergenerational mobility in Latin America: deeper markets and better schools make a difference / Jere R. Behrman, Nancy Birdsall, and Miguel Székely --
Worker mobility and transition to a market economy: winners and losers / Katherine Terrell --
Inequality, growth, and political stability: can income mobility provide the answers? / David E. Hojman. Part IV, Politics and perceptions. The political economy of mobility: perceptions and objective trends in Latin America / Carol Graham --
Pilot survey on household perceptions of mobility: Peru 1998 / Richard Webb --
Mobility and perceived change in life chances in postcommunist countries / Petr Matějů.
Responsibility: Nancy Birdsall, Carol Graham, editors.

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Many of the countries that have recently converted to a market-based economic system have also experienced an alarming increase in income inequality u a widening gap between the haves and have nots.  Read more...

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