Fully revised and updated, this textbook provides a short and accessible introduction to the concept of economic inequality and how inequality can be modelled and measured. This edition is very much a "How to..." book relating to the measurement of inequality. It covers major new results about inequality rankings and inequality decomposition. A more technically oriented Appendix covers standard properties of inequality measures, provides properties of the most important functional forms, and summarizes the interrelationships amongst the key inequality measures. A data disk enclosed with the book includes key data sets on inequality and distribution. This text is intended for single and joint-honours economics students on the quantitative part of courses in Welfare Economics, Development Economics, Labour Economics and Public Sector Economics.
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It complements contemporary theoretical developments ( THES)About the Author:
Frank Cowell is editor of Economica, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality. His research interests include income and wealth distribution, inequality and poverty, and issues in taxation. His work has appeared in several leading journals and his publications include The Economics of Poverty and Inequality (Edward Elgar, 2006) and Microeconomics: Principles and Analysis (OUP, 2008).
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Book Description Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 134343662