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Studies in Applied Welfare Analysis: Papers from the Third ECINEQ Meeting Vol: 18

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18 Aug 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
280 pages - 156 x 234 x 25mm
Research on Economic Inequality


This volume contains papers from the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality's third meeting held in Buenos Aries, Argentina, in July 2009. The first five papers focus on a number of Latin American countries, on the understudied topics of poverty and inequality in these areas. Specific issues covered by these papers include multidimensional poverty, equity effects of school drop-outs, and the role of transfer programs in reducing Latin American poverty. Additional papers provide research from further afield including China and France and cover topics such as: relative deprivation; taxation and inequality; mobility dominance; polarization; estimation of child costs; nutritional inequality; and, transportation inequalities. The volume includes work by such well-known authors as Jacques Silber, Jean-Yves Duclos, and Udo Ebert. This book is the 18th Volume in the notable Research on Economic Equality series which offers fresh theoretical and methodological insights into the key issues in the field of economic inequality, showcasing highly topical work from both senior researchers and emerging scholars.
Introduction. List of Contributors. Chapter 1 Refining the basic needs approach: A multidimensional analysis of poverty in Latin America. Chapter 2 Multidimensional poverty among children in Uruguay. Chapter 3 Exploring intergenerational educational mobility in Argentina. Chapter 4 Are informality and poverty dynamically interrelated? Evidence from Argentina. Chapter 5 Inequality evolution in Brazil: The role of cash transfer programs and other income sources. Chapter 6 Inequality reducing taxation reconsidered. Chapter 7 Counting poverty orderings and deprivation curves. Chapter 8 Testing for mobility dominance. Chapter 9 Distributional change, reference groups, and the measurement of relative deprivation. Chapter 10 Econometric identification of the cost of maintaining a child. Chapter 11 Rising incomes and nutritional inequality in China. Research on Economic Inequality. Research on Economic Inequality. Copyright page.

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