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Inequality and poverty : a short critical introduction

Author: S Subramanian
Publisher: Gateway East, Singapore : Springer, [2019]
Series: SpringerBriefs in economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an entry into the subjects of disparity and deprivation, by attending to issues that have a bearing on certain salient philosophical and conceptual aspects of these subjects. The student doing a graduate course in the measurement of inequality and poverty is all too often plunged directly into the complexities of Schur-convex functions, dominance conditions, partial orders and the axiomatics of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Subramanian
ISBN: 9789811381850 9811381852 9811381844 9789811381843 9789811381867 9811381860
OCLC Number: 1102321072
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1: The Intrinsic Bane of Inequality --
Chapter 2: The Instrumental Harms of Inequality --
Chapter 3: Distributive Justice and Utilitarianism --
Chapter 4: Distributive Justice and Welfare Economics --
Chapter 5: More on Distributive Justice and Welfare Economics --
Chapter 6: On the Conflict between Equity and Efficiency --
Chapter 7: Equality, Efficiency, and 'Levelling Down --
Chapter 8: Equality and Liberty --
Chapter 9: Inter-Personal versus Inter-Group Inequality --
Chapter 10: The Measurement of Economic Inequality --
Chapter 11: Economic Inequality in India and the World --
Chapter 12: The Language of the Poverty Line --
Chapter 13: The Logic of the Poverty Line --
Chapter 14: Indias Official Poverty Lines --
Chapter 15: Poverty Comparisons across Populations of Different Sizes --
Chapter 16: Targeting Assistance to the Poor --
Chapter 17: Do we have an Obligation to Assist the Distant Needy? --
Chapter 18: Poverty and Inclusive Growth in the Light of the Quintile Income Statistic --
Chapter 19: Deprivation in the Midst of Affluence --
Chapter 20: Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in India: Pulling the Threads Together.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in economics.
Responsibility: S. Subramanian.

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