Income Distribution (The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series No 124)

Income Distribution (The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series No 124)

By: Michael Sattinger (editor)Hardback

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With increasing interest in the distribution of income generated by movements towards more inequality, this three volume contains articles on this controversial area. Volume one considers the problems of measurement and description and explores theories explaining the shape of distribution; it investigates explanations of the upper tail in terms of hierachies and organizations and present research on the dynamics of incomes. Volume two considers the determinants of an individual's income on the one hand and analyzes the factors influencing the entire distribution on the other. The third volume discusses non-labour income and polices that influence distribution.

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Volume 1: Part 1 Description and measurement: applications of Lorenz curves in economic analysis, N.C. Kakwani; on criteria for descriptions of income distribution, J. Aitchison and J.A.C. Brown; a systemic approach to the generation of income distribution models, Camilo Dagum; on the measurement of inequality, Anthony B. Atkinson; ethical measurement of inequality - some difficulties, Amartya Sen; on the structure of additive inequality measures, Frank A. Cowell; inequality decomposition by factor components, A.F. Shorrocks; the comparison of multi-dimensioned distributions of economic status, A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon; economic growth and income inequality, Simon Kuznets; measuring inequality change in an economy with income growth, Gary S. Fields; cross-national comparisons of earnings and income inequality, Peter Gottschalk and Timothy M. Smeeding. Part 2 The shape of the distribution: Pareto and the distribution of income, John Creedy; the Pareto-Levy law and the distribution of income, Benoit Mandelbrot; some thoughts on the distribution of earnings, A.D. Roy; self-selection and the ditribution of hourly wages, James J. Heckman and Guilherme L. Sedlacek; on the theory of income distribution, Jan Tinbergen; the size distribution of labour incomes derived from the distribution of aptitudes, Hendrik Houthakker; comparative advantage and the distribution of earnings and abilities, Michael Sattinger; the wage distribution in a model of the assignment of skills to jobs, Coen N. Teulings. Part 3 Dynamics: a model of income distribution, D.G. Champernowne; income distributions - a new model, R.S.G. Rutherford; stochastic process models and the distribution of earnings, Lars Osberg; the distribution of lifetime earnings, John Creedy; intergenerational transfers and the distribution of earnings, Glenn C. Loury; an equilibrium theory of the distribution of income and intergenerational mobility, Gary S. Becker and Nigel Tomes; a theory of persistent income inequality, Steven N. Durlauf. Volume 2: Part 1 Characteristics of individuals: linear synthesis of skill distribution, Finis Welch; is there a human capital approach to income inequality?, Robert E.B. Lucas; estimating the returns to schooling - some econometric problems, Zvi Griliches; income, schooling and ability - evidence from a new sample of identical twins, Orley Ashenfelter and Cecilia Rouse; heritability, Arthur S. Goldberger; the impact of the changing US family structure on child poverty and income inequality, Robert I. Lerman. Part 2 Hierarchies, organization and the upper tail: the compensation of executives, Herbert A. Simon; the distribution of employment incomes, H.F. Lydall; the distribution of ability and earnings, Thomas Mayer; hierarchy, ability and income distribution, Guillermo A. Calvo and Stanislaw Wellisz; job assignments, signalling and efficiency, Michael Waldman; prizes and incentives in elimination tournaments, Sherwin Rosen. (part contents).

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  • publication date: 26/01/2001
  • ISBN13: 9781840643329
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 2104
  • ID: 9781840643329
  • weight: 4374
  • ISBN10: 1840643323

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