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Inequality, unemployment and growth: New measures for old controversies


  • James Galbraith



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  • James Galbraith, 2009. "Inequality, unemployment and growth: New measures for old controversies," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 7(2), pages 189-206, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:7:y:2009:i:2:p:189-206 DOI: 10.1007/s10888-008-9083-2

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