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Thinking about inequality: personal judgment and income distribution

Author: Amiel, Yoram Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 1999.Language: EnglishDescription: 181 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0521466962Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Thinking about inequality Thinking about inequality Lisl o Jigures f Lisz o tables f Preface 1 page viii X xiii Introduction 1 . 1 A look at inequality analysis 1.2 A second look 1.3 A guide to the book What is inequality? The economists' view 2.1 The axiomatic approach 2.2 Inequality rankings and orderings 2.3 The transfer principle 2.4 Income and population 2.5 Decomposability 2.6 Summary An investigative strategy 3.1 What are we investigating? 3.2 Experiments 3.3 Questions 3.4 A new approach 3.5 Implementing the approach 3.6 Summary What is inequality? The students' view 4.1 Drawing an inequality map 4.2 An introduction to the questionnaires 2 3 4 Contents 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 lnequality and changes in income and population Transfers and the structure of inequality comparisons Do the answers make sense? More on the transfer principle Income and welfare 5.1 What is welfare? 5.2 Social welfare 5.3 Empirical results 5.4 Summary: welfare judgments and inequality comparisons Income change 6.1 Introduction: comparing cakes 6.2 Uniform enrichment 6.3 The dependence hypothesis 6.4 Unbalanced enrichment 6.5 Policy appraisal Poverty 7.1 lntroduction 7.2 What does 'poverty' mean? 7.3 The poverty questionnaires 7.4 Income distributions and poverty 7.5 Conclusions: the approach to poverty comparisons A cross-culturalperspective 8.1 Introduction 8.2 A statistical approach 8.3 Principles of distributional judgments 8.4 Direct and indirect approaches to inequality 8.5 Does economics matter? 8.6 An appraisal Thinking again about inequality 9.1 Second thoughts about second thoughts 9.2 Applying inequality judgments 9.3 Where next? 9.4 A final word Appendix A Inequality analysis: a summary of concepts and results A. 1 The axiomatic approach Contents vii A.2 lnequality and welfare rankings A.3 Poverty comparisons Appendix B The questionnaires References Index

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