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Economic Inequality and Income Distribution

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  • Champernowne,D. G.
  • Cowell,F. A.

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Economic inequality has become a focus of prime interest for economic analysts and policy makers. This book provides an integrated approach to the topics of inequality and personal income distribution. It covers the practical and theoretical bases for inequality analysis, applications to real world problems and the foundations of theoretical approaches to income distribution. It also analyses models of the distribution of labour earnings and of income from wealth. The long-run development of income - and wealth - distribution over many generations is also examined. Special attention is given to an assessment of the merits and weaknesses of standard economic models, to illustrating the implications of distributional mechanisms using real data and illustrative examples, and to providing graphical interpretation of formal arguments. Examples are drawn from US, UK and international sources.

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This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521589598 and published in 1999.

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  1. Scalas, Enrico & Gallegati, Mauro & Guerci, Eric & Mas, David & Tedeschi, Alessandra, 2006. "Growth and allocation of resources in economics: The agent-based approach," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 370(1), pages 86-90.
  2. Carmen Pellicer-Lostao & Ricardo Lopez-Ruiz, 2009. "Money Distributions in Chaotic Economies," Papers 0906.1899, arXiv.org.
  3. Elizabeth A. Stanton, 2012. "The Tragedy of Maldistribution: Climate, Sustainability, and Equity," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(3), pages 394-411, March.

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