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Inequalities' Impacts: State of the Art Review


  • Brian Burgoon
  • Bea Cantillon

    (Departement Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Antwerpen, Centrum voor Sociaal Beleid Herman Deleeck)

  • Giacomo Corneo

    (Department of Economics, Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Marloes Graaf-zijl

    (Sector 3 Groei, Kennis en Structuur, Centraal Planbureau)

  • Tony Fahey
  • Horn, D.
  • Bram Lancee

    (Research unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB))

  • Virginia Maestri
  • Ive Marx

    (Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp)

  • Abigail Mcknight

    (London School of Economics, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion)

  • Márton Medgyesi
  • Elena Meschi

    (Institute of Education ,Room 405, University of London)

  • Michelle Norris

    (Extension at the Champaign Center, University of Illinois)

  • Brian Nolan

    (School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin)

  • Veruska Oppedisano

    (Department of Economics, University College London)

  • Olivier Pintelon
  • Wiemer Salverda

    (AIAS, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

  • Francesco Scervini

    (Collegio Carlo Alberto, Università degli Studi, Torino)

  • Herman Werfhorst

    (FMG, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

  • Mechelen, N. Van
  • Tim Rie

    (Centrum voor Sociaal Beleid Herman Deleeck, Universiteit Antwerpen)

  • Verbist, G.
  • Christopher Whelan

    (Newman Building, School of Sociology)

  • Nessa Winston


By way of introduction This report provides the fi rm foundation for anchoring the research that will be performed by the GINI project. It subsequently considers the fi elds covered by each of the main work packages: ● inequalities of income, wealth and education, ● social impacts, ● political and cultural impacts, and ● policy effects on and of inequality. Though extensive this review does not pretend to be exhaustive. The review may be “light” in some respects and can be expanded when the analysis evolves. In each of the four fi elds a signifi cant number of discussion papers will be produced, in total well over 100. These will add to the state of the art while also covering new round and generating results that will be incorporated in the Analysis Reports to be prepared for the work packages. In that sense, the current review provides the starting point. At the same time, the existing body of knowledge is broader or deeper depending on the particular fi eld and its tradition of research. The very motivation of GINI’s focused study of the impacts of inequalities is that a systematic study is lacking and relatively little is known about those impacts. This also holds for the complex collection of, the effects that inequality can have on policy making and the contributions that policies can make to mitigating inequalities but also to enhancing them. By contrast, analyses of inequality itself are many, not least because there is a wide array of inequalities; inequalities have become more easily studied comparatively and much of that analysis has a signifi cant descriptive fl avour that includes an extensive discussion of measurement issues. @GINI hopes to go beyond that and cover the impacts of inequalities at the same time

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  • Brian Burgoon & Bea Cantillon & Giacomo Corneo & Marloes Graaf-zijl & Tony Fahey & Horn, D. & Bram Lancee & Virginia Maestri & Ive Marx & Abigail Mcknight & Márton Medgyesi & Elena Meschi & Michelle N, 2011. "Inequalities' Impacts: State of the Art Review," GINI Discussion Papers re1, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:aia:ginidp:re1

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