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Inequality, Redistribution and Mobility Vol: 28

Juan Gabriel Rodriguez
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

John A. Bishop
East Carolina University, USA

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26 Nov 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
292 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research on Economic Inequality
Research on Economic Inequality is a well-established publication of quality research. This 28th volume features insightful and original papers from the 8th Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) meeting.

The first paper of this volume illustrates the trajectory of income inequality in wealthy countries over the course of recent decades, while the second carries out a comprehensive assessment of income redistribution through taxes and transfers across OECD countries over the last two decades. The next two papers cover the topic of income mobility, one interpreting the Bartholomew index of mobility in terms of a directional mobility index, and the second providing a framework for the measurement of income mobility over a range of time periods. A fifth paper studies the potential equalization of rising educational attainment. The next paper investigates the effect the number of children within different age groups has on poverty. In the seventh, it is shown that a social planner who seeks to efficiently reduce the aggregate relative deprivation of the population, coincides with the Rawlsian social planner. Finally, the last paper generalizes the Oaxaca-Blinder approach to measure wage discrimination under imperfect information.
Chapter 1. Inequality and Real Income Growth for Middle and Low-Income Households Across Rich Countries in Recent Decades; Brian Nolan and Stefan Thewissen
Chapter 2. Income Redistribution through Taxes and Transfers Across OECD Countries; Orsetta Causa and Mikkel Hermansen
Chapter 3. Measuring Directional Mobility: The Bartholomew and Prais-Bibby Indices Reconsidered; Satya R. Chakravarty, Nachiketa Chattopadhyay, Nora Lusting and Rodrigo Aranda 
Chapter 4. On the Measurement of Multi-Period Income Mobility; Marek Kosny, Jacques Silber and Gaston Yalonetzky
Chapter 5. Rising Educational Attainment and Opportunity Equalization: Evidence from France; Francesco Andreoli, Arnaud Lefranc and Vincenzo Prete 
Chapter 6. Household Size and Poverty; Alessio Fusco and Nizamul Islam
Chapter 7. An Economics-based Rationale for the Rawlsian Social Welfare Program; Oded Stark 
Chapter 8. The Measurement of Wage Discrimination with Imperfect Information: A Finite Mixture Approach; Juan Prieto-Rodríguez, Juan Gabriel Rodríguez and Rafael Salas
Juan Gabriel Rodríguez is a Professor of Economics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and member of EQUALITAS, ICAE and CEDESOG. Previously, he was Head of Research Studies of the Spanish Fiscal Studies Institute (2008-10). His fields of research are inequality, equality of opportunity, economic growth and social welfare. He has published in reviews like Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Development, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Inequality, Social Choice and Welfare, Review of Income and Welfare and Economic Letters. Current research interests include measurement of opportunity, inequality-of-opportunity effects on economic growth, and mobility.

John A. Bishop is a Professor of Economics at East Carolina University, USA. He has published more than seventy-five papers on the topics of inequality and poverty. His best known work includes statistical inference for inequality and poverty measures, benefit incidence analysis, tax progressivity analysis, and the inequality effects of alternative public policies. Current research interests include subjective equivalence scales, regional price effects on inequality and poverty, and discrimination. Recent papers appear in the Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Inequality, and the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

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