Recent Economic Thought

Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement

Editors: Silber, Jacques (Ed.)

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Amartya Sen "Equality," I spoke the word As if a wedding vow Ah, but I was so much older then, I am younger than that now. Thus sang Bob Dylan in 1964. Approbation of equality varies not only with our age (though it is not absolutely clear in which direction the values may shift over one's life time), but also with the spirit of the times. The 1960s were good years for singing in praise of equality. The spirit of the present times would probably be better reflected by melodies in admiration of the Federal Reserve System. And yet the technical literature on the evaluation and measurement of economic inequality has grown remarkably over the last three decades. Even as actual economic policies (especially in North America and Europe) have tended to move towards focusing on virtues other than the avoidance of economic inequality, the professional literature on assessing and gauging economic inequality has taken quite a jump forward. A great many different problems have been addressed and effectively sorted out, and new problems continue to be posed and analyzed. The Contents: A Review Jacques Silber has done a great service to the subject by producing this collection of admirablyhelpful and illuminating papers on different aspects of the measurement of income inequality. The reach of this collection is quite remarkable. Along with a thorough overview from the editor himself, the major areas in this complex field have been carefully examined and accessibly discussed.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Silber, Jacques

    Pages 1-18

  • The Rational Foundations of Income Inequality Measurement

    Kolm, Serge-Christophe

    Pages 19-100

  • Linking the Functional and Personal Distributions of Income

    Dagum, Camilo

    Pages 101-132

  • Income Inequality Measurement: The Normative Approach

    Blackorby, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 133-161

  • Measuring Inequality: The Axiomatic Approach

    Chakravarty, Satya R.

    Pages 163-186

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement
Editors
  • Jacques Silber
Series Title
Recent Economic Thought
Series Volume
71
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4413-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4413-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8574-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5897-1
Series ISSN
0924-199X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 654
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