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Mind the Gap

Ashwani Deshpande

in The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter outlines contours of caste disparity in modern contemporary India, evidence that seriously questions the belief that caste is irrelevant in globalizing India. It presents evidence spread ... More


Financial Instability 1966–1990

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we test the theories of financial instability outlined in Ch. 5 against evidence from six periods of financial instability since 1973, namely the UK secondary banking crisis of ... More


Overlapping Identities: Caste and Gender

Ashwani Deshpande

in The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The previous chapters suggest that identity matters in the real world, even in strongly market-oriented situations. What happens when there are overlapping identities? There are several contexts ... More


The Four Musketeers

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

in Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199767199
eISBN:
9780199332557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767199.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the need to find better alternatives to GDP or GNP as the main indicator of social progress and countries’ success. It suggests that the ... More


Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Diane J. Macunovich

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Between 1965 and 1985, the Western world and the United States in particular experienced a staggering amount of social and economic change. This book argues that the common thread underlying all ... More


Why Do BLS Hours Series Tell Different Stories about Trends in Hours Worked?

Harley Frazis and Jay Stewart

in Labor in the New Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the Bureau of Labor Statistics differences in work hours. The number of hours that people work for pay is an important economic measure for labor utilization and it is also ... More


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