9780333773543

Inequality Around the World

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    9780333773543

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    0333773543

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-09-06
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

One of the most troubling developments of the past two decades has been the dramatic rise in inequality among nations and within nations. This book examines the nature of this development in a variety of countries and contexts - China, Russia, Australia, Latin America, Italy - where the rise of inequality has not been studied as intensively as the US or UK. It also presents analyses of some potential causes and consequences of the rise in inequality.

Author Biography

Richard Freeman is at the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

The International Economic Association vii
Acknowledgements ix
List of Contributors
xi
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
xii
Introduction
1(4)
Richard B. Freeman
Part I International Patterns and Advanced Countries
Wages Around the World: Pay across Occupations and Countries
5(33)
Richard B. Freeman
Remco H. Oostendorp
Australian Responses to Increases in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: Comparisons with the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States
38(22)
Robert G. Gregory
Wage Indexation and the Evolution of Returns to Education in Italy, 1978-92
60(27)
Marco Manacorda
Part II Less Advanced Countries
Markets, Human Capital and Inequality: Evidence from Rural China
87(41)
Dwayne Benjamin
Loren Brandt
Paul Glewwe
Guo Li
Inequality in Latin America during the 1990s
128(34)
Miguel Szekely
Marianne Hilgert
Inequality and Mortality during Russia's Economic Transition
162(26)
Elizabeth Brainerd
The Impact of Minimum Wages on Wage Inequality and Employment in the Formal and Informal Sector in Costa Rica
188(19)
Fatma El-Hamidi
Katherine Terrell
Part III Understanding Micro-Behaviour and the Broad Economy of Inequality
The Economics of Reciprocity: Evidence and Theory
207(27)
Armin Falk
Urs Fischbacher
Globalization and Redistribution: Feasible Egalitarianism in a Competitive World
234(34)
Samuel Bowles
Distributed Information and the Role of the State in the Economy
268
Kenneth J. Arrow

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