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Wealth Inequality and the Accumulation of Debt

Virginia Maestri, Francesco Bogliacino, and Wiemer Salverda

in Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687435
eISBN:
9780191767135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687435.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter scrutinises wealth inequality, its measurement, trends, drivers, and relationship with income, using GINI contributions and new analysis of data and literature. The chapter finds ... More


Increasing Economic Inequalities?

Francesco Bogliacino and Virginia Maestri

in Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687435
eISBN:
9780191767135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687435.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The worsening of various dimensions of the income distribution in most of the advanced economies in the last 30 years has been one of the main reasons behind the resurgence of the debate on ... More


Conclusions: Inequality, Impacts, and Policies

Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, and Herman van de Werfhorst

in Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687435
eISBN:
9780191767135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687435.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Keeping economic inequality in check is an uphill battle, though countries differ. General drivers seem mediated, moderated, accelerated or perhaps even replaced by demographic, institutions or ... More


Introduction

Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István GyörgyTóth, and Herman van de Werfhorst

in Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687435
eISBN:
9780191767135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687435.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides the introduction to a collection of 11 comparative chapters and a concluding chapter which, based on 30 country studies (25 European, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea; ... More


Conclusions: Learning from Diversity About Increasing Inequality, Its Impacts and Responses?

Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, and Herman van de Werfhorst

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes key features of 30 country case studies of the evolution of income inequality, of outcomes in the social, cultural, and political realms that might potentially be affected, ... More


Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, and Herman G. van de Werfhorst (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book addresses key questions about whether inequality in incomes, wealth, and education have been widening in a consistent fashion across 30 rich nations. It considers possible drivers of these ... More


Hungary: A Country Caught in Its Own Trap

Zoltán Fábián, András Gábos, Marianna Kopasz, Márton Medgyesi, Péter Szivós, and István György Tóth

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In Hungary income inequality started to increase in the eighties. After a marked increase during the first years of transition, reaching a plateau, in 2004–2008 inequality decreased. Redistribution ... More


Introduction

Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, and Herman van de Werfhorst

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides the introduction to a collection of 30 country studies (25 European, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea) of the evolution of inequalities of income, earnings and employment, ... More


Slovakia and the Czech Republic: Inequalities and Convergences After the Velvet Divorce*

Martin Kahanec, Martin Guzi, Monika Martišková, and Zuzana Siebertová

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the major developments, linkages, and factors that have resulted in converging or diverging patterns of inequality in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It shows that they share a ... More


Divided We Fall? The Wider Consequences of High and Unrelenting Inequality in the Uk*

Abigail McKnight and Tiffany Tsang

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Inequality in the UK increased dramatically over the 1980s. Since the early 1990s high levels of inequality have become entrenched and while government policy has had some success in protecting ... More


Australia: Inequality and Prosperity and Their Impacts in a Radical Welfare State

Peter Whiteford

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Australia has been subject to wide-ranging economic reforms. Inequality increased between the 1980s and mid-1990s, mainly reflecting poor labour market outcomes. Household incomes grew slowly, ... More


Romania: High Rising Inequality Over Two Decades of Post-Communist Transformation*

Iuliana Precupetu and Marius Precupetu

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The slow and painful path of transition from communism to an independent market-led economy resulted in big increases in inequality and poverty in Romania. The country changed from being one of the ... More


Rising Inequality in Japan: A Challenge Caused by Population Ageing and Drastic Changes in Employment

Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Japanese income inequality started to increase gradually in the 1980s, increased significantly during the late 1990s, and more slowly since. The increase in the late 1990s was accompanied by a ... More


Slovenia: An Equal Society Despite the Transition

Maša Filipovič Hrast and Miroljub Ignjatović

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter looks at inequality trends in the period of transition (and subsequent consolidation) of the Slovenian state. According to the data, inequality in Slovenia remained relatively stable and ... More


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