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Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective.

Author: James B Davies
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Jan. 2009.
Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume looks beyond the distribution of income by examining the assets, debts, and net worth of individuals and households to create a global picture of wealth, its distribution and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James B Davies
ISBN: 9780199548880 0199548889
OCLC Number: 760724991
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional; Oxford University Press, Incorporated.
Description: 464 s. : illustrations ; 06. 300 x 09. 300 in.
Contents: 1. An Overview of Personal Wealth ; PART I: THE RICH AND THE SUPER-RICH ; 2. Survey Estimates of Wealth Holdings in OECD Countries: Evidence on the Level and Distribution across Selected Countries ; 3. Long-Run Changes in the Concentration of Wealth: An Overview of Recent Findings ; 4. Concentration among the Rich ; PART II: WEALTH HOLDINGS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD AND TRANSITION COUNTRIES ; 5. Changes in the Distribution of Wealth in China, 1995-2002 ; 6. The Distribution of Household Wealth in India ; 7. The Evolution of Personal Wealth in the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe ; 8. Household Wealth in Latin America ; 9. Land Reform and Land Holdings in Brazil ; 10. Estimating the Balance Sheet of the Personal Sector in an Emerging Market Country: South Africa, 1975-2003 ; 11. Asset Portfolios in Africa: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia ; 12. Marketable Wealth in a Poor African Country: Using an Index of Consumer Durables to Investigate Wealth Accumulation by Households in Ghana ; PART III: THE ROLE OF PERSONAL ASSETS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE ; 13. Household Financial Assets in the Process of Development ; 14. Housing and Personal Wealth in a Global Context ; 15. Housing Privatization and Household Wealth in Transition ; 16. Land Titles, Credit Markets, and Wealth Distribution ; 17. Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries ; 18. The Informal Sector in Developing Countries: Output, Assets, and Employment ; PART IV: WHO OWNS THE WORLD? ; 19. The World Distribution of Household Wealth
Series Title: WIDER Studies in Development Economics Ser.

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