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The Resource Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries : thirty countries' experiences, edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, Herman van de Werfhorst

Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries : thirty countries' experiences, edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, Herman van de Werfhorst

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Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries : thirty countries' experiences
Title
Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries
Title remainder
thirty countries' experiences
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edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, Herman van de Werfhorst
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eng
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This book addresses key questions about whether inequality in incomes, wealth, and education have been widening in a consistent fashion across 30 rich nations, and whether this is exacerbating social problems and undermining the healthy functioning of democratic processes. There has been a remarkable upsurge of debate about increasing inequalities and their societal implications, reinforced by the economic crisis but bubbling to the surface before it. This has been seen in popular discourse, media coverage, political debate, and research in the social sciences. The central questions addressed by this book, and the major research project GINI on which it is based, are: - Have inequalities in income, wealth and education increased over the past 30 years or so across the rich countries, and if so why? - What are the social, cultural and political impacts of increasing inequalities in income, wealth and education? - What are the implications for policy and for the future development of welfare states? In seeking to answer these questions, this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach that draws on economics, sociology, and political science, and applies a common analytical framework to the experience of 30 advanced countries, namely all the EU member states except Cyprus and Malta, together with the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia and South Korea. It presents a description and analysis of the experience of each of these countries over the past three decades, together with an introduction, an overview of inequality trends, and a concluding chapter highlighting key findings and implications. These case-studies bring out the variety of country experiences and the importance of framing inequality trends in the institutional and policy context of each country if one is to adequately capture and understand the evolution of inequality and its impacts --
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1953-
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Nolan, Brian
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Salverda, Wiemer
  • Checchi, Daniele
  • Marx, Ive
  • McKnight, Abigail
  • Tóth, István György
  • Werfhorst, Herman G. van de
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  • Income distribution
  • Disposable income
  • Economics
  • Distributive justice
  • Income distribution
  • Social stratification
  • Wealth
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Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries : thirty countries' experiences, edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, Herman van de Werfhorst
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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  • still image
  • text
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Contents
1.Introduction / Herman van de Werfhorst -- 2.Revisiting Grand Narratives of Growing Inequalities: Lessons from 30 Country Studies / Istvan Gyorgy Toth -- 3.Australia: Inequality and Prosperity and their Impacts in a Radical Welfare State / Peter Whiteford -- 4.Austria---The Bastion of Calm? Stability and Change in Inequalities in Times of Welfare State Reforms and Employment Flexibilization / Nina-Sophie Fritsch -- 5.Between Economic Growth And Social Justice: Different Inequality Dynamics in the Baltic States / Kaia Philips -- 6.Belgium: When Growing Background Inequalities Meet Resilient Institutions / Ive Marx -- 7.Bulgaria: Rising Inequality in the Period of Transition and Restrictive Incomes Policy / Bogdan Bogdanov -- 8.Rising Inequality and its Impact in Canada: The Role of National Debt / Mitch McIvor -- 9.Sources and Impact of Rising Inequality in Denmark / Niels Westergaard-Nielsen -- 10.Finland: Growing Inequality with Contested Consequences / Mikko Niemela -- 11.France: How Taxation can Increase Inequality / Thomas Piketty -- 12.Germany: Rising Inequality and the Transformation of Rhine Capitalism / Reinhard Pollak -- 13.Greece: The (Eventual) Social Hardship of Soft Budget Constraints / Dimitri Sotiropoulos -- 14.Hungary: A Country Caught in its Own Trap / Istvan Gyorgy Toth -- 15.Ireland: Inequality and its Impacts in Boom and Bust / Nessa Winston -- 16.Italy: How Labour Market Policies can Foster Earnings Inequality / Francesco Scervini -- 17.Rising Inequality in Japan: A Challenge Caused by Population Ageing and Drastic Changes in Employment / Fumio Ohtake -- 18.Korea: The Great U-Turn in Inequality and the Need for Social Security Provisions / Hyun Joo Kim -- 19.Luxembourg: Has Inequality Grown Enough to Matter? / Bogdan Voicu -- 20.The Netherlands: Policy-enhanced Inequalities Tempered by Household Formation / Natascha Notten -- 21.The Rise of Inequalities in Poland and their Impacts: When Politicians Don't Care but Citizens Do / Barbara Jancewicz -- 22.Portugal: There and Back Again, an Inequality's Tale / Isabel Andrade -- 23.Romania: High Rising Inequality Over Two Decades of Post-communist Transformation / Marius Precupetu -- 24.Slovakia and the Czech Republic: Inequalities and Convergences after the Velvet Divorce / Zuzana Siebertova -- 25.Slovenia: An Equal Society Despite the Transition / Miroljub Ignjatovic -- 26.Spain: What Can We Learn from Past Decreasing Inequalities? / Monica Oviedo -- 27.Sweden: Increasing Income Inequalities and Changing Social Relations / Kenneth Nelson -- 28.Divided We Fall? The Wider Consequences of High and Unrelenting Inequality in the UK / Tiffany Tsang -- 29.The United States: High and Rapidly-rising Inequality / Timothy Smeeding -- 30.Conclusions: Learning from Diversity about Increasing Inequality, its Impacts and Responses? / Herman van de Werfhorst
Control code
FIEb17534690
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxix, 743 pages
Isbn
9780199687428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876036755
Label
Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries : thirty countries' experiences, edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, Herman van de Werfhorst
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:388030/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction / Herman van de Werfhorst -- 2.Revisiting Grand Narratives of Growing Inequalities: Lessons from 30 Country Studies / Istvan Gyorgy Toth -- 3.Australia: Inequality and Prosperity and their Impacts in a Radical Welfare State / Peter Whiteford -- 4.Austria---The Bastion of Calm? Stability and Change in Inequalities in Times of Welfare State Reforms and Employment Flexibilization / Nina-Sophie Fritsch -- 5.Between Economic Growth And Social Justice: Different Inequality Dynamics in the Baltic States / Kaia Philips -- 6.Belgium: When Growing Background Inequalities Meet Resilient Institutions / Ive Marx -- 7.Bulgaria: Rising Inequality in the Period of Transition and Restrictive Incomes Policy / Bogdan Bogdanov -- 8.Rising Inequality and its Impact in Canada: The Role of National Debt / Mitch McIvor -- 9.Sources and Impact of Rising Inequality in Denmark / Niels Westergaard-Nielsen -- 10.Finland: Growing Inequality with Contested Consequences / Mikko Niemela -- 11.France: How Taxation can Increase Inequality / Thomas Piketty -- 12.Germany: Rising Inequality and the Transformation of Rhine Capitalism / Reinhard Pollak -- 13.Greece: The (Eventual) Social Hardship of Soft Budget Constraints / Dimitri Sotiropoulos -- 14.Hungary: A Country Caught in its Own Trap / Istvan Gyorgy Toth -- 15.Ireland: Inequality and its Impacts in Boom and Bust / Nessa Winston -- 16.Italy: How Labour Market Policies can Foster Earnings Inequality / Francesco Scervini -- 17.Rising Inequality in Japan: A Challenge Caused by Population Ageing and Drastic Changes in Employment / Fumio Ohtake -- 18.Korea: The Great U-Turn in Inequality and the Need for Social Security Provisions / Hyun Joo Kim -- 19.Luxembourg: Has Inequality Grown Enough to Matter? / Bogdan Voicu -- 20.The Netherlands: Policy-enhanced Inequalities Tempered by Household Formation / Natascha Notten -- 21.The Rise of Inequalities in Poland and their Impacts: When Politicians Don't Care but Citizens Do / Barbara Jancewicz -- 22.Portugal: There and Back Again, an Inequality's Tale / Isabel Andrade -- 23.Romania: High Rising Inequality Over Two Decades of Post-communist Transformation / Marius Precupetu -- 24.Slovakia and the Czech Republic: Inequalities and Convergences after the Velvet Divorce / Zuzana Siebertova -- 25.Slovenia: An Equal Society Despite the Transition / Miroljub Ignjatovic -- 26.Spain: What Can We Learn from Past Decreasing Inequalities? / Monica Oviedo -- 27.Sweden: Increasing Income Inequalities and Changing Social Relations / Kenneth Nelson -- 28.Divided We Fall? The Wider Consequences of High and Unrelenting Inequality in the UK / Tiffany Tsang -- 29.The United States: High and Rapidly-rising Inequality / Timothy Smeeding -- 30.Conclusions: Learning from Diversity about Increasing Inequality, its Impacts and Responses? / Herman van de Werfhorst
Control code
FIEb17534690
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxix, 743 pages
Isbn
9780199687428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876036755

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