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Income distribution and inequality

  • Frank Cowell

What are the principal issues on which research on income distribution and inequality focus? How might that focus shift in the immediate future? Prepared for the The Elgar Handbook of Socio-Economics.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 3780.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:3780
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