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Mapping global inequalities: Beyond income inequality to multi-dimensional inequalities

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  • Ben Crow

    (Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz, CA, USA)

  • Nichole Zlatunich

    (Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz, CA, USA)

  • Brian Fulfrost

    (Research Fellow, College 8, University of California Santa Cruz, CA, USA)

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    Abstract

    Current discussions of global inequality are trapped by their core reliance on measures of income. While our field has become ever-knowledgeable on poverty's multi-faceted nature (e.g. the Human Development Index, based on Sen and other's work on the capabilities approach), discussions and debates over global inequalities give short shrift to measurements and understandings of inequality beyond income. The papers in this issue all lend insight to how we may start the long-term process of moving beyond income inequality to re-think common understandings of inequality and to present new questions and opportunities in order to work towards a fuller understanding of the shape and pathways of global inequalities. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

    Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 8 ()
    Pages: 1051-1065

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