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Falling behind: how rising inequality harms the middle class

Author: Frank, Robert H. Publisher: University of California Press 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 148 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0520252527Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HT600 .F73 2007
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Available 001214505
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Falling Behind How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class Contents Preface vii 1. Introduction 1 2. Recent Changes in Income and Wealth Inequality 6 3. Inequality, Happiness, and Health 15 4. Envy or Context? 29 5. The Rising Cost of Adequate 43 6. Why Do We Care about Rank? 52 7. What Types of Consumption Are Most Sensitive to Context? 61 8. How Can Middle-Class Families Afford to Keep Up? 78 9. Smart for One, Dumb for All 87 10. Looking Ahead 95 11. Lessons for Public Policy 103 12. Reflections 117 Notes 127 References 133 Index 141

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