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Income Inequality in the UK: Extent and Trends

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Describes the distribution of income and trends in it over time. Sets out what proportions of the population have incomes at different levels, and which groups are found towards its top and bottom. ... More


Depth of Poverty and Income Inequality

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Considers the persistence of financial poverty, measures of the poverty gap, and the extent to which those with low financial resources are suffering enforced deprivation. This latter section of the ... More


Integration of Micro- and Macrodata on Consumer Income and Expenditures

Clinton P. McCully

in Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Household income and expenditure estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis measure aggregate and per capita averages, but provide no information on the distribution of income, crucial to ... More


Introduction

Matti Tuomala

in Optimal Redistributive Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753414
eISBN:
9780191815058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753414.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 introduces the basic ingredients of the optimal tax problem. The theory of optimal taxation begins by clarifying the objectives of policy and identifying the constraints upon policy. The ... More


The Poor and the Rich in the UK in the Twenty-First Century

Francis Teal

in The Poor and the Plutocrats: From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870142
eISBN:
9780191912979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870142.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

We begin seeking an answer to the question posed in Chapter 1 by using HMRC and ONS data to show the current range of incomes within the UK. Those in the bottom 5 per cent of the distribution have ... More


Demands for Equality

José María Maravall

in Demands on Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Demands on democracies include greater redistribution of economic resources. It is claimed that economic inequalities have grown very much, particularly since the 1980s. Yet ‘equality’ has been ... More


The Spread of Pro- and Anticapitalist Beliefs

Stanley L. Engerman

in Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429588
eISBN:
9780226429618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The expansion of capitalism in the modern world has led to extended and heated debates both in favor of and opposed to this system of economic and political organization. This essay reviews several ... More


From the Poor to the Plutocrats

Francis Teal

in The Poor and the Plutocrats: From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870142
eISBN:
9780191912979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870142.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In this chapter we provide an overview of the arguments of the earlier chapters as to what explains absolute and relative poverty and the incomes of the super-rich. The factors that influence whether ... More


King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

Sylvie Laurent

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520288560
eISBN:
9780520963436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Did the Civil rights movement of the Fifties and Sixties fail to address economic issues and to grasp that class, beyond just race, was the main cleavage and the greater hindrance in American ... More


The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The distribution of income, the rate of pay raises, and the mobility of employees are crucial to understanding labor economics. Although research abounds on the distribution of wages across ... More


Ends and Means, State and Market

Vijay Joshi

in India's Long Road: The Search for Prosperity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190610135
eISBN:
9780190610166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610135.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter is an essay on the ends and means of economic development. The objective of development is defined as the achievement of ‘rapid, inclusive, stable, and sustainable growth of national ... More


Robert M. Solow

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the work of Robert M. Solow, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1987. Solow was born in 1924 and recieved his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.from Harvard University. He started out ... More


Demands on Democracy

José María Maravall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why are representative democracies extensively criticized by some, while simultaneously inspiring hopes in many parts of the world? What do demands for ‘more’ democracy mean? Are they related to ... More


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