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The Memberships Theory of Inequality: Ideas and Implications

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This paper argues that much of the recent economic research on inequality contains a common set of underlying ideas which in term represents a general framework for analysis. The new perspective emphasizes the role of an array of group-level influences in determining individual socioeconomic outcomes.

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  • Durlauf, S.N., 1997. "The Memberships Theory of Inequality: Ideas and Implications," Working papers 9711r, Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems.
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    SOCIAL INEQUALITY;

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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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