Thinking about Inequality: Personal Judgement and Income Distributions Frank Cowell

ISBN: 9780511011320

Published: May 14th 2014

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196 pages


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Thinking about Inequality: Personal Judgement and Income Distributions  by  Frank Cowell

Thinking about Inequality: Personal Judgement and Income Distributions by Frank Cowell
May 14th 2014 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 196 pages | ISBN: 9780511011320 | 8.43 Mb

What is inequality? In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the subject that has yielded a substantial body of formal tools and results for income-distribution analysis. Nearly all of this is founded on a small set of coreMoreWhat is inequality? In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the subject that has yielded a substantial body of formal tools and results for income-distribution analysis.

Nearly all of this is founded on a small set of core assumptions - such as the Principle of Transfers, scale independence, the population principle - that are used to give meaning to specific concepts of inequality measurement, inequality ranking and, indeed, to inequality itself. But does the standard axiomatic structure coincide with public perceptions of inequality?

Or is the economists concept of inequality a thing apart, perpetuated through serial brainwashing in the way the subject is studied and taught? Amiel and Cowell examine the evidence from a large international questionnaire experiment using student respondents. Along with basic cake-sharing issues, related questions involving social-welfare rankings, the relationship between inequality and overall income growth and the meaning of poverty comparisons are considered.



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