Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being

Inequality, Polarization and Poverty

Advances in Distributional Analysis

Authors: Chakravarty, Satya R.

  • Valuable reference work on distributional analysis and multidimensional poverty

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The study of inequality, polarization and poverty is crucial for understanding the economic well-being of the population of a country. Conceptual and methodological advances and better data have provided better insights into these issues in recent years, and it is the objective of the book to present a systematic and up-to-date treatment of the developments in the subject. Both welfare theoretic and descriptive approaches are discussed and, since the wellbeing of a population depends on income and non-income indicators, both unidimensional and multidimensional frameworks are taken into consideration. The technical terms and mathematical operations employed to analyze the results are explained intuitively in non-technical terms, and numerical analyses and graphical representations help to illustrate important concepts.

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“The book is clearly written, well organized and succinct. The extended bibliography complied at the end of the book is a very useful reference as it is quite complete and up to date … . surveys several papers that have not appeared in print and are not easily accessible. … I enjoyed reading the book … . I recommend this excellent book to anyone who is interested in the broad research of distributional analysis, whether a beginner in learning the literature or an experienced researcher.” (Buhong Zheng, Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol. 9, 2011)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inequality, Polarization and Poverty
Book Subtitle
Advances in Distributional Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-79253-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-79253-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-79252-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2716-3
Series ISSN
2364-107X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 182
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