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The Distribution of Assets and Debt

Eva Sierminska, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Serge Allegrezza

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents cross-national evidence on the distribution of wealth, its prevalence, and its composition. More detailed analysis is provided for the main components of wealth portfolios: ... More


Introduction

Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter serves as an overview to the edited volume: Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries. It begins by reviewing recent literature on income ... More


Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jantti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book presents original empirical research on economic inequality in affluent countries, using comparable data from two widely-recognized, high quality, data sources: the Luxembourg Income Study ... More


The Joint Distribution of Income and Wealth

Markus Jäntti, Eva Sierminska, and Philippe Van Kerm

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the joint distribution of wealth and income in Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, and the United States. Both the level household net worth and its main components are examined ... More


Income and Wealth Inequality in Japan

Colin McKenzie

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides estimates of income inequality, income mobility, and wealth inequality for Japan. Income and consumption inequalities that are measured by the Gini coefficient, and estimated ... More


On the Identification of the Middle Class

Anthony B. Atkinson and Andrea Brandolini

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the identification of the “middle class” using data from the LIS and the LWS Databases. It first considers definitions based purely on income, where class limits are set either ... More


Public Pension Entitlements and the Distribution of Wealth

Joachim R. Frick and Markus M. Grabka

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pension entitlements—whether statutory, occupational, or private—represent a considerable source of wealth. But despite the importance of this wealth component in obtaining unbiased wealth estimates, ... More


The Fourth Retirement Pillar in Rich Countries

Bruce Bradbury

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Does home ownership cushion against retirement risks or does it distort consumption patterns and fail to improve the non-housing consumption of the elderly? Is it associated with more or less ... More


Income Inequality in Boom and Bust: A Tale from Iceland's Bubble Economy

Stefán Ólafsson and Arnaldur Sölvi Kristjánsson

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides estimates of income inequality, income mobility, and wealth inequality for Japan. Income and consumption inequalities that are measured by the Gini coefficient, and estimated ... More


Conclusion

Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter synthesizes main findings from the edited volume Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries — and offers guidance for future research. The chapter ... More


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