Changing Patterns in the Distribution of Economic Welfare

Author: Peter Gottschalk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521562621
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This 1997 book examines the income distributional experience of fifteen developed economies - representing a wide range of social and economic strategies - over the past two decades. Experts from each of the countries have carefully documented the pattern of distributional change in individual earnings and household income in their countries and analysed the driving forces behind these changes. Separate chapters are devoted to the experiences of Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, West and former East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors examine the effects on the inequality of household income of the development of individual earnings, unemployment, inflation, public sector transfers and taxes, and demographic changes.

Die neue Umverteilung

Author: Hans-Ulrich Wehler
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406643876
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Schwindelerregende Managergehälter am einen Ende der sozialen Stufenleiter – wachsende Kinderarmut und Hartz-IV-Tristesse am anderen. Die Schere öffnet sich, soviel ist klar. Hans-Ulrich Wehler, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Sozialhistoriker, wollte es etwas genauer wissen: Wer kommt hierzulande nach oben, wer bleibt in der Regel stecken? Wie viel Vermögen haben wie viele? Wer wird gut versorgt, wenn er krank wird, wer ist schlecht dran? Wer heiratet wen? Wer wohnt wie? Verschärft sich die soziale Ungleichheit im Alter? Wie steht es um die Bildungschancen und die Rolle von Geschlecht, Herkunft, Religion, um das Verhältnis von West und Ost? Die Diagnose ist ernüchternd und nicht selten bedrückend: Bei allen eindrucksvollen Leistungen der deutschen Wirtschaft und aller unbestrittenen Wohlstandssteigerung der vergangenen Jahrzehnte ist die Bundesrepublik ein Land der «exzessiven Hierarchisierung» geblieben, in dem der Fahrstuhl nur für wenige nach oben führt, aber für immer mehr nach unten.

The Personal Distribution of Income in an International Perspective

Author: Richard Hauser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540676485
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The book examines the development and the dynamics of the personal distribution of income in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and the United States and some other OECD countries. Starting with the distribution of labour income, the issue is then expanded to include all monetary incomes of private households and to adjust for household size by an equivalence scale. Some authors analyse one country in detail by decomposing aggregate inequality measures, other authors focus on direct comparisons of some features of the income distribution in Germany with those in Great Britain or in the United States. The results suggest dominant influences of unemployment as well as of tax and transfer policies and different welfare regimes, respectively, but also show that our knowledge about distributional processes is still limited.

Rich and Poor

Author: Wolfgang Glatzer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401002576
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This book is concerned with the question of inequality - which points to a major structural problem in intra-national and inter-national respect. It covers the tension between the rich and poor in less developed countries as well as within richer countries in the process of globalisation. The main topics are the scope of disparities between the rich and poor, people's perception of wealth and poverty, and the concomitants of inequality which shape this relationship and influence its socio-economic consequences. In the tradition of social reporting, the book brings together authors from 15 countries, documenting a broad range of the international inequality debate. The results are related to the trends of socio-economic development, to statistical problems of measuring inequality, and to socio-political problems of integrating society in the facing the challenge of dividing forces. The book is of interest for everybody who wants to understand the tensions of modern world.

Democracy inequality and representation

Author: Pablo Beramendi
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
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"In Democracy, Inequality, and Representation, distinguished political scientists and economists use a set of international databases to examine the political causes and consequences of income inequality. The volume opens with an examination of how differing systems of political representation contribute to cross-national variations in levels of inequality. Torben Iverson and David Soskice calculate that taxes and income transfers help reduce the poverty rate in Sweden by over 80 percent, while the comparable figure for the United States is only 13 percent. Noting that traditional economic models fail to account for this striking discrepancy, the authors show how variations in electoral systems lead to very different outcomes."--BOOK JACKET.

Flat world big gaps

Author: Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842778333
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Flat World, Big Gaps critically considers the impact of economic liberalization and globalization on inequality and poverty. The first half surveys the major analytical issues in the recent study of global inequalities. The second half of the volume surveys recent inequality trends in various parts of the world including the OECD, the USA, Eastern Europe and the CIS economies, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, India, East Asia and China.