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Silber, Jacques

Works: 90 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 4,015 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Census data  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
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Handbook of income inequality measurement by Jacques Silber( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 240 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
The measurement of segregation in the labor force by Yves Flückiger( Book )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 201 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 useful to any social scientist interested in these issues."--Jacket
The many dimensions of poverty by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 194 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."--Jacket
Quantitative approaches to multidimensional poverty measurement by Jacques Silber( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 166 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 individual well-being and group inequalities : essays in memory of Z.M. Berrebi ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 79 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
Occupational and residential segregation by Jacques Silber( Book )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Divided into five parts, this title covers such topics as - information theory and segregation measurement; the Gini index and the measurement of segregation; measuring segregation with ordered categories; exploring changes in segregation; and, wage inequality and segregation
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 )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 34 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 )
5 editions published in 1995 in French and German and held by 29 libraries worldwide
L'économie en 401 questions et 1600 réponses : introduction à l'analyse micro- et macro-économique by Yves Flückiger( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in French and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being ( serial )
in English and held by 21 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 )
5 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Trade overlap and trade pattern indices of intra industry trade : theoretical distinctions versus empirical similarities by Jacques Silber( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 11 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 9 libraries worldwide
Earnings functions and the measurement of the determinants of wage dispersion: extending Oaxaca's approach by Joseph Deutsch( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 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
Relative Deprivation, Reference Groups and the Assessment of Standard of Living by Jacques Silber( file )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This paper proposes two new indices of relative deprivation, derived from an extension of the concept of the generalized Gini for the measurement of distributional change. Population- and income-weighted relative deprivation indices are then defined and, using panel data from the Consortium of Household Panels for European Socio-Economic Research, this paper checks which of the various ways of defining individual deprivation best fits the answers given by individuals on the degree of their satisfaction with income. The analysis finds that the deprivation indices proposed are consistently and negatively correlated with income satisfaction as reported by respondents, that income weighted measures fit better than population weighted measures, and that this fit improves with countries that experienced deep institutional changes such as the transitional economies of Eastern Europe
La place financière internationale de Genève : ses caractéristiques et son impact by Jacques Silber( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
An economic analysis of fertility in France by Jacques Silber( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Jacques Silber economist (Bar Ilan University)
Jacques Silber Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/in (Tätig an der Univ. of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland)
Silber, Jacques.
Silber, Jacques G.
Silber, Jacques G. 1947-
English (111)
French (24)
German (3)
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