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On economic inequality

Author: Amartya Sen; James E Foster
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Clarendon paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Enl. ed.View all editions and formats
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This book, first published in 1973, presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen; James E Foster
ISBN: 019829297X 9780198292975 0198281935 9780198281931
OCLC Number: 36909121
Notes: Originally published: 1973. (Radcliffe lectures ; 1972).
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Welfare Economics, Utilitarianism, and Equity --
2. Measures of Inequality --
3. Inequality as a Quasi-Ordering --
4. Work, Needs, and Inequality --
Annexe: 'On Economic Inequality after a Quarter Century' / James Foster and Amartya Sen.
Series Title: Clarendon paperbacks.
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.
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Rarely has so small a volume offered so comprehensive an overview of its subject, constituting a readable and intelligent evaluation of the literature of economic inequality. William Baumol, Read more...

 
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