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Silber, Jacques

Works: 95 works in 238 publications in 3 languages and 3,842 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Census data  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HB523, 339.2
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Publications about Jacques Silber
Publications by Jacques Silber
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Most widely held works by Jacques Silber
Handbook of income inequality measurement by Jacques Silber( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 232 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 3 languages and held by 203 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 many dimensions of poverty by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 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 )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 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 75 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 ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Comment on Robert Hutchens', 'Occupational segregation with economic disadvantage : an investigation of decomposable indexes' / Paul A. Jargowsky -- A response to Paul Jargowsky's comment / Robert Hutchens -- Measures of ordinal segregation / Sean F. Reardon -- Exploring changes in the spatial pattern of income segregation during the 1990s / Casey J. Dawkins -- Analyzing changes in occupational segregation : the case of Switzerland (1970-2000) / Joseph Deutsch, Yves Flckiger, Jacques Silber -- Wage inequality and segregation between native and immigrant workers in Switzerland : evidence using matched employee-employer data / Tobias M(c)·uller, Jos(c)Øe Ramirez -- Gender segregation in the workplace and wage gaps : evidence from urban Mexico 1994-2004 / Sebasti(c)Øan Cal(c)Øonico, Hugo (c)ÞNopo -- The information theory of segregation : uniting segregation and inequality in a common framework / Paul A. Jargowsky, Jeongdai Kim -- The invariance properties of the mutual information index of multigroup segregation / Ricardo Mora, Javier Ruiz-Castillo -- The GINI coefficient and segregation on a continuous variable / Jeongdai Kim, Paul A. Jargowsky -- Generalized GINI occupational segregation indices / Satya R. Chakravarty, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Jacques Silber -- Occupational segregation with economic disadvantage : an investigation of decomposable indexes / Robert Hutchens -- Introduction / Yves Flckiger, Sean F. Reardon, Jacques Silber
Inequality, mobility, and segregation : essays in honor of Jacques Silber by Society for the Study of Economic Inequality( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 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
Inequality in labor markets : the economics of labor market segregation and discrimination ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
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
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 27 libraries worldwide
Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being ( serial )
in English and held by 23 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 22 libraries worldwide
The Asian 'poverty miracle' : impressive accomplishments or incomplete achievements ( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Following rapid economic growth in recent decades, Asia and the Pacific experienced an impressive reduction in extreme poverty, but this drop was not uniform and achievements are still incomplete. Vulnerability to natural disasters, the increasing impact of climate change and economic crises should all be taken into account. There is also a need to consider the multidimensional nature of poverty and the non-uniformity of the decrease across different ethnic groups. This book explores the Asian 'poverty miracle' and argues for the development and use of an Asia-specific poverty line. This is a timely and multidimensional assessment of the much-neglected issues of, and links between, poverty, vulnerability, and ethnicity in Asia. It will be of great interest to lecturers and researchers of Asian development and economics, along with policy makers, public and private institutions, NGOs, and international aid agencies
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 15 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 8 libraries worldwide
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
Relative Deprivation, Reference Groups and the Assessment of Standard of Living by Jacques Silber( file )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 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
Occupational and residential segregation by Jacques Silber( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library 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
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Alternative Names
Silber, Jacques.
Silber, Jacques G.
Silber, Jacques G. 1947-
English (105)
French (24)
German (3)
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