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The Resource The globalization of inequality, François Bourguignon ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

The globalization of inequality, François Bourguignon ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

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The globalization of inequality
Title
The globalization of inequality
Statement of responsibility
François Bourguignon ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In The Globalization of Inequality, distinguished economist and policymaker François Bourguignon examines the complex and paradoxical links between a vibrant world economy that has raised the living standard of over half a billion people in emerging nations such as China, India, and Brazil, and the exponentially increasing inequality within countries. Exploring globalization's role in the evolution of inequality, Bourguignon takes an original and truly international approach to the decrease in inequality between nations, the increase in inequality within nations, and the policies that might moderate inequality's negative effects. Demonstrating that in a globalized world it becomes harder to separate out the factors leading to domestic or international inequality, Bourguignon examines each trend through a variety of sources, and looks at how these inequalities sometimes balance each other out or reinforce one another. Factoring in the most recent economic crisis, Bourguignon investigates why inequality in some countries has dropped back to levels that have not existed for several decades, and he asks if these should be considered in the context of globalization or if they are in fact specific to individual nations. Ultimately, Bourguignon argues that it will be up to countries in the developed and developing world to implement better policies, even though globalization limits the scope for some potential redistributive instruments. An informed and original contribution to the current debates about inequality, this book will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in the future of the world economy.--
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Bourguignon, François
Dewey number
332.041
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scott-Railton, Thomas
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  • Economic history
  • Globalization
  • Equality
Label
The globalization of inequality, François Bourguignon ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Globalization and inequality -- Detailed evidence on the recent changes in global inequality -- Are countries becoming more unequal? -- Globalization and the forces behind the rise in inequality -- Toward a fair globalization : prospects and principles -- Which policies for a fairer globalization? -- Globalizing equality?
Control code
FIEb17696033
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780691160528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625312
Label
The globalization of inequality, François Bourguignon ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Globalization and inequality -- Detailed evidence on the recent changes in global inequality -- Are countries becoming more unequal? -- Globalization and the forces behind the rise in inequality -- Toward a fair globalization : prospects and principles -- Which policies for a fairer globalization? -- Globalizing equality?
Control code
FIEb17696033
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780691160528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625312

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