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Is rising income inequality inevitable? A critique of the ‘Transatlantic Consensus’

Tony Atkinson

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter addresses one of the most important economic issues facing societies and the world as a whole: rising income inequality. It takes issue with two widely circulated assertions: that rising ... More


Slowdown Capitalism: Is there a new middle-income poverty trap?

Andy Sumner

in Global Poverty: Deprivation, Distribution, and Development Since the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703525
eISBN:
9780191829215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703525.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues: first, if inequality is not mediated during economic growth and structural change, middle-income countries (MICs) may, in the future, face a new kind of middle-income poverty ... More


The success paradox: Why we need a holistic theory of social mobility

Graeme Atherton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447316336
eISBN:
9781447316350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316336.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Social mobility needs a re-boot. The narrow, economistic way of measuring it favoured by politicians and academics is unsustainable and is contributing to rising inequality. This timely book provides ... More


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