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Silber, Jacques

Works: 75 works in 173 publications in 3 languages and 2,222 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Census 
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: DT763.6, 344.0798
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Most widely held works by Jacques Silber
Occupational and residential segregation by Jacques Silber( file )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
This volume is divided into five parts, each one including two chapters. Part I is devoted to 'Information Theory and Segregation Measurement', part II to 'The Gini Index and the Measurement of Segregation', part III to 'Measuring Segregation with Ordered Categories', part IV to 'Exploring Changes in Segregation' and part V to 'Wage Inequality and Segregation'. Let us now review into more details each of these ten chapters
The many dimensions of poverty by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to poverty, including five different perspectives from the disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and institutional economics. The book also explores the link between poverty and the concept of freedom, as articulated by Amartya Sen, in terms of capabilities that are valuable to people. There are also studies of chronicity of poverty, the concept of vulnerability, the political economy of poverty alleviation and the pro-poorness of government programmes." "The book presents a panorama, as large as possible, of the many facets of poverty, The broad view of poverty that the book offers is likely to orient research on poverty in directions neglected hitherto and to help those in charge of implementing poverty reduction policies."--BOOK JACKET
Handbook of income inequality measurement by Jacques Silber( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement emphasizes the theoretical foundations of the domain and its extensions and applications. Following a thorough overview of the main questions that have to be addressed explicitly or implicitly when making income inequality comparisons, the volume offers a historical survey of the link between the personal and functional distributions of incomes. The next chapters are devoted to a presentation of the theoretical basis of income inequality analysis and give an illuminating account of the normative, axiomatic and subjective approaches to this area and of its connections to the literature on stochastic dominance. Four studies then look at the statistical tools to be employed when assessing or ranking inequalities, whether the goal is to estimate inequality indices, derive parametric approximations to Lorenz curves or test the significance of the partial orderings that reflect Lorenz comparisons. The last nine chapters review specific issues in and applications of income inequality analysis. The subjects covered are the decomposition of inequality by income sources and population subgroups, the use of equivalence scales, multidimensional inequality, income tax progressivity, life-time income inequality, income mobility and the interrelations between inequality, welfare and poverty
Quantitative approaches to multidimensional poverty measurement by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
This book explores the latest developments in the field of multidimensional poverty measurement poverty measurement. It includes clear presentations of more than a dozen different quantitative techniques based respectively on information and fuzzy sets theory, the Rasch model, Factor, Cluster and Multiple Correspondence and Analysis, MIMIC and structural equations models, efficiency analysis, axiomatic, subjective and ordinal approaches to the topic. The book provides empirical illustrations based on data sources from developed or developing countries. This book aims at contributing to the debate concerning multidimensional poverty measurement. Progress in this domain will not be possible if the various approaches available are not known to those working in the field. Unfortunately several of them seem to have been completely ignored by many specialists. This book represents, therefore, a unique opportunity to become familiar with the present state of the knowledge
The measurement of segregation in the labor force by Yves Flückiger( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The book surveys the various methods which may be used in measuring segregation in the labor force. It makes a distinction between the concepts of concentration and segregation, between cardinal measures and an ordinal approach to the topic. It explains also how to decompose changes in segregation. Finally it indicates how to combine the analysis of wage discrimination with that of occupational segregation. In every chapter illustrations are given, based on Swiss data. The book should therefore be very useful to any social scientist interested in these issues
The measurement of individual well-being and group inequalities : essays in memory of Z. M. Berrebi by Joseph Deutsch( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Although most traditional economic theory puts the individual at the centre of analysis, more recent approaches have acknowledged the importance of a wider sense of identity as a determinant of individual behaviour. Whether it is ethnicity, religion or gender, group membership is a central part of human life. This book presents new advances in areas which consider both the individual and the group when measuring inequalities and well-being. The first part of the book covers topics such as relative deprivation and happiness, domains where even economists have now recognized the
Inequality, mobility and segregation essays in honor of Jacques Silber by John A Bishop( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This volume honors the lifetime and continuing contributions of Professor Jacques Silber. The book contains 15 papers, which were presented at the Fourth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, Catania, Sicily, July 2011. Theoretical topics covered in Volume 20 include measuring segregation, welfare and liberty, the use of influence functions in distributional analysis, and the axiomatic approach to multidimensional inequality. Empirical studies include occupational and residential segregation, regional convergence, impact of variable of equivalence scales on income inequality, earnings and educational inequality and mobility, poverty transitions, and welfare reform. These empirical studies examine a variety of countries and cultures: Afro-Latinos, Italian immigrants, and Indian states as well as the European Union and the United States
L'économie en 401 questions et 1600 réponses : introduction à la théorie, exercices et corrigés by Yves Flückiger( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Inequality in labor markets : the economics of labor market segregation and discrimination ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Ségrégation entre hommes et femmes sur le marché du travail : une analyse sur la base de l'indice de Gini by Yves Flückiger( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being ( serial )
in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
L'économie en 401 questions et 1600 réponses : introduction à l'analyse micro- et macro-économique by Yves Flückiger( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Les ségrégations sur le marché suisse du travail : analyse des inégalités selon le sexe, la nationalité et l'âge, de 1970 à 2000 by Joseph Deutsch( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Inégalité des revenus et ouverture au commerce extérieur ; Studie im Auftrag des Staatssekretatiats für Wirtschaft ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The measurement of segregation in the labor force : with 40 tables by Yves Flückiger( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Trade overlap and trade pattern indices of intra industry trade : theoretical distinctions versus empirical similarities by Jacques Silber( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Analyse statistique de la population au chômage et des chômeurs en fin de droit à Genève by Yves Flückiger( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Earnings functions and the measurement of the determinants of wage dispersion: extending Oaxaca's approach by Joseph Deutsch( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This paper extends the famous Blinder and Oaxaca (1973) discrimination in several directions. First, the wage difference breakdown is not limited to two groups. Second, a decomposition technique is proposed that allows analysis of the determinants of the overall wage dispersion. The authors’ approach combines two techniques. The first of these is popular in the field of income inequality measurement and concerns the breakdown of inequality by population subgroup. The second technique, very common in the literature of labor economics, uses Mincerian earnings functions to derive a decomposition of wage differences into components measuring group differences in the average values of the explanatory variables, in the coefficients of these variables in the earnings functions, and in the unobservable characteristics. This methodological novelty allows one to determine the exact impact of each of these three elements on the overall wage dispersion, on the dispersion within and between groups, and on the degree of overlap between the wage distributions of the various groups. However, this paper goes beyond a static analysis insofar as it succeeds in breaking down the change over time in the overall wage dispersion and its components (both between and within group dispersion and group overlapping) into elements related to changes in the value of the explanatory variables and the coefficients of those variables in the earnings functions, in the unobservable characteristics, and in the relative size of the various groups. -- Blinder ; Israel ; Mean Difference ; Mincerian Earnings Function ; Oaxaca ; Overlapping ; Population Subgroups ; Wage Discrimination ; Wage Dispersion
On various ways of measuring unemployment, with applications to Switzerland by Joseph Deutsch( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This paper begins with an examination of various ways of measuring unemployment and, borrowing ideas from the poverty measurement literature, proposes four new general unemployment indices. The first of these is parallel to the Sen poverty index; the second, to the Sen index’s generalization by Shorrocks; the third, to the FGT poverty index; and the fourth, to the Watts poverty index. The authors then present an empirical illustration based on Swiss data compiled at the state, or canton, level, using the so-called Shapley decomposition to determine the contribution of three componentsthe traditional unemployment rate, the average unemployment duration, and the inequality in the unemployment durationsto the differences between the values of the four proposed indices, both within a given canton and within Switzerland as a whole. The paper concludes with a discussion of the assumptions made about the maximum unemployment duration for the purposes of the study, and their impact on the results obtained. -- FGT Poverty Index ; Inequality ; Sen Pverty Index ; Shapley Decomposition ; Switzerland ; Unemployment Duration ; Watts Poverty Index
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Silber, Jacques.
Silber, Jacques G.
Silber, Jacques G., 1947-
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