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Inequality, poverty, and history

the Kuznets memorial lectures of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University

by Jeffrey G. Williamson

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Published by Blackwell in Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Income distribution -- History.,
  • Poverty -- History.,
  • Saving and investment -- History.,
  • Industries -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-145) and index.

    Other titlesKuznets memorial lectures.
    StatementJeffrey G. Williamson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC79.I5 W55 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 151 p. :
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1878901M
    ISBN 101557861188
    LC Control Number90039267

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This book provides an entry into the subjects of disparity and deprivation, by attending to issues that have a bearing on certain salient philosophical and conceptual aspects of these subjects.

Inequality and poverty as phenomena with profound social and moral implications for the world we live in tend to get submerged in a treatment of the Inequality, poverty, and history: the Kuznets memorial lectures of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

[Jeffrey G Williamson] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey G Williamson. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Starts by setting the research presented in the book in historical context, and discusses its rationale and purpose.

Describes the research methodology adopted and the objectives of the study, which are two: to document and analyse the recent changes in within‐country income inequality against the background of changes occurring in this area in the two preceding decades; and to identify the The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World) Walter Scheidel out of 5 stars   ―David Christian, author of Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History "This brilliant and thoroughly researched book solves a major paradox in the study of historical inequality.

If we accept Thomas Piketty's rule that returns on capital are greater than the rate of economic growth, years of evolution since the Neolithic period  › Kindle Store › Kindle eBooks › Politics & Social Sciences.

Traditionally, there have been two strands in the analysis of poverty, inequality and development – a micro strand that focuses on individual behavior, welfare economics and the measurement of inequality and poverty; and a macro strand that analyzes economy-wide policies and the role of :// Inequality endangers the fabric of our societies, distorts the functioning of democracy, and derails the globalization process.

Yet, it has only recently been recognized as a problem worth ://   The Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility's Devah Pager Outstanding Article AwardSponsored annually for an article nominated by a Section member and published in the calendar year preceding the ASA annual meetings Laurel Smith-Doerr, Sharla Alegria, Kay Husbands Fealing, Debra Fitzpatrick and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, “Gender Pay Gaps in U.S.

Federal /inequality-poverty-and-mobility-award-recipient-history. 'Inequality is the biggest challenge of our time. This important book exposes the real causes of poverty in modern Britain and makes a powerful case for the radical change we need to build a fairer and more equal society.' - Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee   poverty and particularly, economic inequality on the quality and sustainability of democracy.

The evidence suggests, at best, six key trends which are noteworthy in terms of observing changes and challenges in South Africa’s second decade of WPpdf. The Poverty and Inequality Research Program has two main objectives: (1) improve current data as well as methods and tools for poverty and inequality analysis and (2) use the improved data and existing data sources to better understand the economic and social processes determining the extent of poverty and inequality and to assess the effectiveness of specific policies in reducing :// This volume brings together leading public intellectuals—Amartya Sen, Martha C.

Nussbaum, François Bourguignon, William J. Wilson, Douglas S. Massey, and Martha A. Fineman—to take stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality.

Contemporary research on inequality has largely relied on conceptual advances several decades old, even though the basic structure of global ?id= The poverty researcher Martin Ravallion spent decades researching how poverty can be measured and which policies can help us in our fight against poverty.

The summary of his work is his monumental book ‘The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy’. What is more, the overall figures mask much more severe pockets of poverty.

Inmore than one-quarter of all African-Americans ( percent) lived in poverty; though distressingly high, that figure did represent an improvement fromwhen 31 percent of blacks were officially classified as poor, and it was the lowest poverty rate for this group since Inequality, poverty, and history: the Kuznets memorial lectures of the economic growth center, Yale University.

[Jeffrey G Williamson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; Prof Crain Soudien is the Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council and formerly a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town where he remains an emeritus professor in Education and African Studies.

His publications in the areas of social difference, culture, education policy, comparative education, educational change, public history and popular culture include Poverty and inequality have been deeply rooted in Latin American societies since the early colonial era. With the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese conquerors, the diverse resources of the region in terms of land and other factor endowments were carved up in ways   poverty measurement worldwide and sketches a road to improving country practices while achieving greater comparability within and across countries.

It is hoped that this book will serve as the basis for formulating national, regional and international statistical programs to strengthen the capacity in member countries to collect and analyze :// FINAL 30 Dec pdf. The basic premise of this book is that the conversation on the future of development needs to shift from a focus on poverty to that of inequality.

The poverty emphasis is in an intellectual and political cul de sac. It does not address the fundamental question of why people are poor nor what can be done structurally and institutionally to   Inequality and Energy: How Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in High Income Countries Affect CO2 Emissions and Access to Energy challenges energy consumption researchers in developed countries to reorient their research frameworks to include the effects of economic inequality within the scope of their investigations, and calls for a new set of paradigms for energy consumption ://.

This is What Inequality Looks Like is a refreshing, provocative, eye-opening book that is written with passion and insight. Highly readable and accessible, it will make for stimulating reading for anyone interested in the problems of poverty and inequality in and beyond ://The book is also designed to serve readers who have studied economics before but wants to learn about its application to poverty and inequality.

The value of economics lies in its relevance to real world problems, and here the problem of poverty is both the central focus and a vehicle for learning ://  The Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen recently gave a talk in Lisbon about inequality that demonstrated one of the virtues of being a scholar of economic history.

Eichengreen, like me, glories in the complexities of every situation, avoiding oversimplification in the pursuit of conceptual ://